A few weeks ago I drove across the country with my dad to move from Berkeley, CA to Pittsburgh, PA. As you can imagine with a 2600+ mile drive, some things happened.
Woodland to Reno passes very quickly, but Reno to Salt Lake City takes forever, and feels even longer because there's no major city between the two. In fact, there's hardly anything at all. Lots of sad looking trailers, abandoned shacks, and some prisons. There was also a Sherwin-Williams paint factory. There was one thing that I've actually never seen before on my numerous drives through Nevada, and that was the Thunder Mountain Monument. It was fascinating to see, and somewhat disturbing at the same time because from a distance it appears to be constructed from bones and there were tons of humanoid figures. We passed too quickly for me to take any pictures, so you'll just have to check out the website.
The transition into Utah it actually quite striking because you go from sand and dirt to salt. Miles and miles of salt.
It was smooth sailing all the way up to Salt Lake City, where we stopped for dinner around sunset. Afterwards, things got slightly less smooth as we crossed from Utah into Wyoming (which was my first time in that state). But I think that's a story for another time.