Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 31: Bonneville

Yesterday we really knocked ourselves out in the heat at Bonneville and needed to regroup for a second day on the salt. Staying some 120 miles away in Elko we cruise into Wendover and shop for lunch and a T shirt at Smith's supermarket, avoiding Speedway prices. We have learned that too long in the sun and walking about in the thin air at altitude is a short cut to exhaustion.
We park by the staging lanes and watch the cars assembling for a run on the salt. The informal atmosphere is infectious as you can stroll around the startline area and take pictures to your hearts content - even from the shelter of the smart car.

Dwight Yoakam plays at Peppermill Wendover Casino - Concert Hall, Wendover, Nevada, on October 1st.

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