Written 6 August 2021
Today is mostly a visual tour. No energy to write with much “meaning”, and a very interesting day for travels.
We woke up Fri morning well into Utah so I (unfortunately) missed photos of the Great Salt Lake.. We were already a couple of hours late because of freight trains ahead of us.
The images below are in rough order of what we travelled through on Friday.
We were warned that mud slides in Colorado may force the train to stop and we’d be given “alternate transportation” to Chicago (busses -blargh!). Spoiler alert – we didn’t have to stop. but it was close. It is hard to give a perspective on the damage and debris from the slide that occurred on July 28 (I think), but if you’re interested, there is a good writeup with images at https://www.cpr.org/2021/08/02/colorado-disaster-declaration-interstate-70-glenwood-canyon-closed-mudslide/
About this point, I went to bed after dark, and slept through a stop on Denver.