We got caught in an insane rainstorm just as we hit the Utah Salt Flats, which are normally a very cool sight to behold - however when we passed through them they were completely inundated and the flats had become a shallow lake. A lake which we could barely discern, due to the mad and dangerous deluge coming down around us. We stayed overnight in a border town called Wendover at the Rainbow Casino, because the price could not be beat ($49 for a pretty nice room with a small party suite). After dinner we toured the casino, which was somewhat visually stimulating and vaguely interesting, but mostly depressing to witness.
Reno was fun. Brittany is an incredibly cool person and a gracious and generous host - we had a great time hanging out with her. We talked a lot, ate like kings, chilled out like... lemurs. Two of the highlights were a trip to the very cool Junkee thrift store and going for a walkabout in her neighborhood hunting for murals - see the pics above and in the next post.