If you've been following my journey on Instagram lately, you'll know that I recently had a few days to escape the teacher life and recharge by doing a bit of exploring. SB and I had planned on visiting the Grand Canyon, but it was super last minute and apparently it is impossible to find lodging anywhere near the canyon (even for $400 a night!!!) last minute, so we ended up in Salt Lake City.
Why, you ask? Well, years ago I saw the Bonneville Salt Flats on a travel show and SLC has been on my to-see list for years. On the drive from Chicago to Las Vegas, we skirted right around SLC, totally missed the salt flats and skipped a bunch of quirky roadside attractions that I seriously needed to check out.
SB and I packed up the car and headed to Utah, stopping in Saint George to look at dinosaur footprints (check those out on Instagram) and then headed along to the Silver Reef ghost town, because I'll basically go anywhere that has "ghost" in the name. There wasn't a whole lot out there, but it was pretty awesome, nonetheless. We arrived close to sunset and had the whole place to ourselves.
I had to laugh a bit at a few of the signs asking people not to climb on the 100-year old structures when in Europe, we were climbing all over 600+ year old castles.
There is a museum at this site, but it was closed when we arrived. We were able to pick up a map with information about each of the sites and walk along the guided trail and felt perfectly happy doing just that! This stop was not bad for my first real Wild West ghost town, but I am definitely looking forward to exploring more out here in the near future (Virginia Settlement in Bodie, California, I'm lookin' at you!). Stay tuned for more Utah travels!
What's sustainable about this outfit?
: the jeans are second-hand
: the jewelry is handmade