Destino Utah: Parte II

Sunday morning, we took advantage of our bodies being on Central Time but physically being in Mountain Time and woke up at 6, had breakfast and left the hotel by 7 to start our journey to Salt Lake City. Domingo por la mañana, aprovechamos de estar acustombrados a la zona horaria central pero estar en la zona horaria montaña y nos despertamos a las 6, desayunamos y salimos del hotel a las 7 para empezar el viaje a Salt Lake City

Our first stop was Tree in the Rock outside of Cheyenne. Close by is the Ames Monument, a pyramid built by the Union Pacific Railroad. We saw a lot of some type of marmot, between a squirrel, prairie dog and groundhog I never found out what was. We stopped to see the Lincoln Highway Monument at the rest area before hitting Laramie for coffee and remembering Matthew Shepherd. The Coal Creek Coffee barista gave me student discount and commented that my now former Ph.D institution had accepted her for grad school but Wyoming gave her more money. La primera parada fue el Árbol en la Roca cerca de Cheyenne. Cerca del Árbol en la Roca es el Monumento Ames, un piramide construido por el Union Pacific Railroad. Había un tipo de marmot, entre una adrilla, perro de pradero y marmota que nunca me enteré de que era. Paramos para ver el Monumento de la Autovía Lincoln en la área de descanso antes de ir a Laramie para café y recordar a Matthew Shepherd, un adolescente asesinado por ser gay en los años 1990. La camarera de Coal Creek Coffee me dio un descuento estudantil y me comentó que la Uni de Nebraska le había aceptado pero la Uni de Wyoming le dio más dinero. Normal.

I thought the scenery would be more spectacular, because it is Wyoming. It was pretty, but not breathtaking. I-80 is not as mountainous as I-70 in Colorado. It was long and tedious. Pensaba que el paisaje iba a ser más espectacular, porque es Wyoming. Estaba bonito pero nada especial. La autovía I-80 no es tan montañosa como I-70 en Colorado.

We were going to stop in Rock Springs, but the town unnerved us so we went on to Green River and stopped at Get Real Coffee before continuing on. Íbamos a parar en Rock Springs, pero el pueblo nos puso nervioso, y por eso, fuimos a Green River y paramos en el Get Real café antes de continuar.

It was a relief to reach the Utah state line. It’s just as red as Wyoming, but their Wikitravel page doesn’t warn LGBTQ+ travelers to avoid the state due to hate crimes. Nos relajamos cuando llegamos a la frontera de Utah. Sí, es tan conservador (quizás aún más por los mormones), pero su página de Wikitravel no avisa los viajeros LGBTQ+ que no deben venir a su estado por todos los crimenes de odio…

We drove around Park City before finding parking and exploring the Main Street on foot. It was okay, but nothing special. Maybe if I had been there for Sundance? Fuimos a Park City y buscamos parking (nos costaba bastante). Exploramos la Gran Vía (Main Street) a pie. No estaba mal pero nada del otro mundo. ¿Quizás durante Sundance?

We arrived to our hotel in Salt Lake City and rested a bit before going out for dinner. We wanted to try the local fast food place Arctic Circle to try their famous fry sauce, which was good. We then went to Ensign Peak to see the sunset over the Utah’s capital city and the Great Salt Lake. Llegamos al hotel en Salt Lake City y descansamos un rato antes de salir para cenar. Queríamos probar un restaurante de comida rápida local Arctic Circle para probar la salsa de patatas, y estaba buena. Luego fuimos a Ensign Park para ver el atardecer sobre la capital de Utah y el Lago Great Salt (¿Lago Salado Grande?)

I had missed the mountains and the great outdoors. I was about to see even more soon. Echaba de menos los montes y la gran naturaleza. Estaba a punto de ver aún más.

A continuación.

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