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Day 46: GREEN RIVER, UT TO HEYBURN, ID

We made it to our forty-sixth day of touring with the I.D. 4. We crossed into Utah at night and we’re welcomed by the Life Elevated sign. The sun was rising as we travelled down a long stretch of road. The mountains could be spotted in the background accented by the rising sun. The Rocky Mountains looked spectacular as we drove through the miraculous state towards Salt Lake City. We stopped by Helper, UT, an old western town that rests next to a mountain wall. We saw an old retired snow train before hitting the road again. Some man-made blasting travel ways created our way through the mountains. The I.D. 4 really was amazing cruising through the canyons handling the curvy roads in this area very well. Many trains have followed us all through Utah as we travelled through the state. This one was bright yellow with American flags painted on the side. A large spider-looking structure met us in Salt Lake City. The 190 ton steel structure known as, The Claw, stands 165 feet tall. The structure served as a traveling stage for one of U2’s tours which stopped in Salt Lake. Now it’s home has been the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium since 2019. We saw a statue of Joseph Smith while checking out Salt Lake City. This commemorative statue is related to the large Mormon community in Utah. We then visited The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot. Built in 1909, it dates back to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel.There was a plaque that displayed a letter from the Transcontinental Railroad. In Roy, UT, we visited the Hill Aerospace Museum. The museum opened in 1987 in a World War II warehouse and since 1996 has been home to the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame. We took some photos with some of the planes. Keeping on through Utah, we saw some windmills planted next to some hills. There were some very nice houses nestled around a lake that was made especially for the wealthy neighborhood. The view of the water with the mountains behind was divine. This would make for an incredible backyard. The area is known for big tomatoes. We caught one of the locals carrying some back to the shop. The I.D. 4 charged at an Electrify America station in Heyburn, ID. It was surrounded by a lot of green and some water. A truck transporting many bales of hay passed by us. We met a family that was training to catch a steer. We hung out with them for a little and got to see them and their rodeo skills. We got some action shots of them chasing the steer down with their lasso. They were very nice to us, so we made a group photo with them all. The sun set and casted a warm glow over the Idaho road.

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