(Editorial Note: Thank you for your patience in waiting to vicariously finish our trip! It was difficult finding both time to write and an internet connection during our travels, and it has been a busy summer for me since we returned home. As a belated thank you, I have gone back and edited the previous entries to include photographs as a special treat for you, dear reader! -lm)
Morning came gently to our log cabin haven. Folks who hadn’t showered last night did so this morning, and meanwhile our Macalester-student hostess cooked pancakes for everyone — and when we’re looking at a total of eighteen people, that’s a lot of pancakes!
We had to get on the road, though — and so did our host family, because they were leaving on vacation! We cleaned up our areas and said our goodbyes. I’m discovering the main problem with homestays is that you have to leave so soon after meeting new friends! I know there were many of us who wished our return trip could have included another visit here to Salt Lake City, as well as to our friends in Rapid City. Alas, I guess the only solution is to do this trip again someday!
Now that we’ve made such a significant amount of progress toward our final destination, we’re able to slow down and enjoy the stops a bit more. Therefore we decided to take a slight detour and go explore the shore of the Great Salt Lake! Continue reading