After a great two-day drive from Corvallis, Platita (top down all the way) and I arrivced in Salt Lake City in the late afternoon of 24 June 2011. It was quite enjoyable hitting the highways in Nevada and Utah, where the interstate speed limits are 75 mph (120 kph).
I need to give a shout-out to the good folks at the Les Schwab Tire Center in Winnemucca. They took care of a minor problem with Platita and got me back on the road by 8:15 AM. And no charge! Why not? I don't know, but for all your tire and brake needs, visit the nearest Les Schwab Tire Center near you and tell them Aquadoc sent you!
As I drove across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats on I-80 the sun shone brightly and I was glad to have a
good pair of sunglasses as the glare was something else. This photo was taken looking west towards Nevada, after I had traversed much of the flats. To get a better sense of what I had driven across, click here.
Yesterday I took a little side trip to the gorgeous Heber Valley, east of SLC on I-80 and then south on Highway 40 a few miles beyond Park City. Friend Donna Packard lives there, where she is a ski instructor in the winter and park ranger in the summer.Here she is doing some pruning on a fruit tree she planted in the park.
She then took me to Homstead Crater, where people snorkel and scuba-dive in the turquoise thermal waters. Quite a treat!
Today I am in Snowbird, Utah, where tomorrow we begin the AWRA Summer Specialty Conference, Integrated Water Resources Management: The Emperor’s New Clothes or Indispensable Process?
Here is the final program.
I am looking forward to a great meeting. And the Emperor of IWRM will definitely be here!
"And just what is IWRM and how can it be implemented? We'll see!"-- Emperor of IWRM