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Friday, August 30, 2013
The youngest cousin, Olivia, who turned three on August 4:
Olivia and her warm, lovely mother Misha:
Olivia kayaking with her proud dad:
And then, a week later, the Bonneville Salt Flats:
Not far off, the legendary Bonneville Speedway underwater, because it had rained the day before we visited:
Insane people driving through the salt water on the Speedway. We saw sedans, a UHaul truck and a pickup truck towing a trailer roaring through the water kicking up wakes like speedboats, all of which emerged soaked and coated irreparably with salt, but driven nonetheless by elated people wearing maniacal grins:
The most stunning vast empty lovely place on earth, on the Utah/Nevada border a few miles west of the salt flats on a back road only a short way from the Interstate. We saw pronghorn antelope, an eagle wheeling slowly overhead, and immeasurable distances in a great stillness where there was no one but us:
Your father triumphant after scaling a butte (zoom in, you'll find him):
And a mustang in the stunning Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in the northwest corner of Nevada:
Tonight, Klamath Falls, Oregon. Tomorrow, Crater Lake, and Sunday, Molly's wedding.