The first thing on our schedule for Day 4 was to get my brother to the Salt Lake City International Airport, as he had a flight that left at 8.30 a.m. Everyone knows you have to get to an airport early these days so you can take care of all the preliminaries with enough time left to actually catch your plane before it leaves. We did take one wrong exit on the way, but still managed to get him there with almost an hour and a half before his flight time. Personally, I didn't think that this airport was as busy or hectic as some I've seen, so he breezed right on through.
The Wasatch Mountains surrounding Salt Lake City.
After the trip to the airport, it was back to tying up loose ends. While waiting for Sarah to get some more packing tape, I got this picture of the colorful license plates in Utah:
The colorful Utah license plates.
Things like returning their cable box, calling to have the power turned off and boxing the last few items took most of the rest of the day. But, Sarah managed to get everything she needed to take with her separated from what needed to go to storage.
The skyline of Layton, Utah. Salt Lake City is just beyond.
The far-off lights of Salt Lake City
Our spacious Holiday Inn Express accommodations.
Looking out the window of our hotel.
You can see from the above picture that all the other travellers had settled into their hotel rooms long before we arrived, so we were lucky to find anything. I remember eating quickly and then going to bed. That's all I remember until hearing the wake-up call I had left for the next morning. It came much too soon!
If any day of our trip could be classified as having been abnormal, it would have to have been Day 5. The interstate was still closed the next morning, but we wanted to get home. A clever scheme was devised to get us there, but you'll have to wait to hear what it was. All will be revealed in my next blog, the one detailing our adventures on Day 5.