We arrived in the tiny Utah town of Manila (population 331) ready to explore the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Our campground was the local KOA. We’re not really fans of the KOA campgrounds – they tend to be overpriced and cramped. However on this trip, they’ve been the most convenient for us, and we’ve […]

This was our first visit to Salt Lake City. The history here is interesting. Brigham Young and his Mormon followers built a community in a barren, desolate area in 1847. They were the first non-Indian settlers in the area. Mormons are not a majority in Salt Lake City. They are just under 50% of the […]

When we were routing our trip, we were looking for a waypoint between Ely, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah. Situated about midpoint on our map was the small city of West Wendover, Nevada – located right on the Nevada-Utah border. West Wendover was familiar to us because of a recent Dateline NBC program we […]

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