Post 31 - Along Utah's Historic US Route 40
Utah's Olympic Park was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics Games. Several Olympic competitions were held there including bobsled, skeleton, luge, ski jump, and Nordic combined events. Today the park serves as a training center for Olympic hopefuls. Park City averages 20° cooler than Salt Lake City because its elevation is 2,700 feet higher.
As I have covered in previous posts US Route 40 once was a true transcontinental route that would carry you from Atlantic to Pacific. In 1964 the State of California decommissioned most US highways in their state. US40 was truncated to Reno, Nevada. In July 1975 it was further truncated to Silver Creek Junction (just north of Park City) in favor of the newly completed I-80 (which continues on to Cheyenne WY). This virtual road trip continues east on current US Route 40 towards Colorado. I'm here to look for America.
When a travelling persimmon makes its last journey ... 👋 Actually two different varieties of persimmon, both the very last of the season. One fuyu. One hachiya. Doing a sweet ‘n’ salty fusion thing with jalapeño and plain corn tortillas. Corn 🌽 A friend has been laughing at the miles my local Californian ingredients have been clocking up in my car. If only persimmons had odometers ... now that would be interesting. #localboxx#tacos#persimmon#persimmons#ontheroad#roadside#californiagirl 🌮