271 Kms from Idaho Falls
Day 6: Bozeman, MT — Google Maps gave me an interesting choice to take either the Interstate where food and gas are abundantly available or State Route where I have no idea what surprises I’m in for. But I thought the choice was obvious, State Route 212 it was. The route wasn’t bad at all except for the number of dead animals on the road. But the surprising part was the number of hellos and smiles I got from strangers while was passing through the small towns on the route. It’s so true that small towners give utmost importance to the little things in life. Such friendly people. I compare it with how people treat in the most tech-savvy place on earth, the Bay Area, where people hardly even make eye contact.
Salt Lake City
300 Kms from Idaho Falls
Day 8: Salt Late City, UT — The only thing on my mind during the entire ride was to max out the odometer on my 4.0L 8-cylinder (V8)s Mustang GT on the Bonneville International Speedway, a place best known for setting speed records on land. But there was one problem, a freakin’ commercial was shot on the speedway because of which it was closed. And the car used for that commercial was a Mustang GT! Sigh! But that did not stop me from driving on salt.