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Road Trip 2006: Day 3

Road Trip 2006: Day 3

Ray and Waseem crossed the continental divide Monday evening and camped out in Rawlins, Wyo. When they checked in with us last night they were 600 miles away in Lincoln, Neb., about to turn south towards Kansas City, Mo.

The Tech: How was the Great Salt Lake?

Waseem: We didn’t actually swim in it. Ray stepped in it, and all these salty bugs started biting him. It was gross.

Then we tried to go to Promontory, Utah, where the Golden Spike joined the railroads in 1869. But Microsoft Streets & Trips totally led us astray. Two GPS receivers, and we got lost on this abandoned dirt road near the Great Salt Lake! That’s the picture we sent. At least it was pretty.

The Tech: How are you guys holding up?

Waseem: Ray could be better. We stopped for lunch at “Grandma Max’s Restaurant” in Big Springs, Neb., and they had this four-pound burger challenge. They take a Polaroid of you before you start, and if you finish the whole thing, you get to be on the “Wall of Fame.” But if you can’t finish it, they put your picture on the “Tried and Died” wall.

The Tech: What happened?

Waseem: “Tried and Died.”

Ray: I ate all the burger! It was just the bread. But I think I quit at the right time. Otherwise I would not be driving right now.