Our plan was to try and get ahead of the weather, but it unfortunatley stuck with us for most of the journey south!
Our first day (17th December) took us across the border and down to Helena, Montana, which took us about 7 hours. We stayed there overnight, before continuing down to Salt Lake City the next day (18th December), which took about another 7 hours.
It was quite snowy for both journeys, but surprisingly, we made pretty good progress. In good weather, we thought it might be quite a scenic drive, but we didn't manage to see much through the blowing snow!
To have a bit of a break from driving, we decided to spend the next day (19th December) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As it was still very cold and snowy here, we had to find some indoor activities. What better way to start than with some shopping, and with those American prices, we were like kids in a candy store!
In the afternoon, we thought we would keep warm in the State Capitol Building. The building was apparently used in the film Legally Blonde 2!
If you follow our blog, you know we like to visit State Capitols (and Canadian Provincial equivalents). They are usually pretty grand buildings to walk around, and this one did not disappoint.
Immigration & Settlement
Land & Community
Science & Technology
We also learned a little about Brigham Young, a major character in Utah's history.