Since the entire trip followed two interstates and in the interest of getting on the road, I decided to give the map software a rest until I got to Boise. Interstate 15 South to Interstate 84 North, who needs an electronic coach for that?
Spinning south on I-15 at the low end of the customary speeds out this way, I noted after a couple of hours that (a) the gas tank was approaching the 1/4 mark again, (b) my stomach was looking for more than a breakfast bar, and (c) I still hadn't seen the turn for I-84 yet.
Next intersection -- "No Service". This is getting tiresome, I thought ... but the bright yellow seashell marked the third intersection as a resupply point long before the standard exit markers were visible. Gas, friendly waitress, omelet breakfast, and -- thirty miles past the turn? Back we go.
Fortunately, today was planned as a "near zero" half day, allowing for shopping and other preparations. As it was, I still wound up out and about past midday.
Not to worry, it was a dry heat.
|On my way to Boise, not Salt Lake City|
Next post should be up by the 15th, after we return from backpacking in Oregon's Strawberry Lake region.