Leaving Salt Lake City at 7am, we stopped for coffee and headed up into the Wasatch Mountains. Shortly thereafter, traffic slowed to a stop, and it looked like there was a massive landslide in progress.
Luckily, this was planned blasting from construction/mining that was going on in the area and we were shortly on our way. At elevation, it was cold ~40F, and signs of fall were in the air, with the trees changing. Living in CA for close to 4 years now, I tend to forget about the seasonal changes and am always delighted by the reminder.
Crossing into Wyoming, shortly thereafter, we finally got a picture of the state sign along the highway:
The backup camera (which you can call up on the screen at any time) allows you to document the aggressive nature of tailgaters. Mind you, I’m not advocating for you to take a photo of the backup camera screen while driving. Just like the great features available on the touch screen, be smart about operating them while driving.
One of the things we’ve been noticing on the trip is how many people go flying past us, only to repass us again as we’re able to stay on the road while they fill up. Turtle and the hare scenario, I guess. Gas stations still come in handy though, for a caffeinated drink or a bathroom break.
Another interesting note, on the way into Laramie, we ran the battery down to below 50 miles of range, at which point, the battery indicator turns yellow. Wonder when it will turn red (I hope to be at or near a charging point at that point).