Wild Wild West- Part 4 (Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives)

(Sorry for the year-long delay in completing my posts about the Wild Wild West. I got side-tracked publishing a book.)

After breathtaking trips to New England in the fall of 2009 and the fall of 2010, I couldn’t imagine that the West would ever compare. But by Day 7 of our Wild Wild West trip, I had completely changed my mind. I loved the West… just as much… maybe even more.

DAY 7- 9/28/12 (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Our day began with a three-hour “Salt Lake Guided Tour.” We walked through the beautiful buildings and grounds of the Salt Lake Mormon Temple, took pictures in front of the grand State Capitol building, and saw other historical sites around the city.

The real adventure, however, occurred during lunch. We searched for and located two restaurants from the “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” TV show. How were we to choose? We couldn’t. So we didn’t. We ate lunch at Pat’s Barbecue on West Commonwealth Avenue, followed by dessert at Ruth’s Diner on Emigration Canyon Road. Oh, my gosh! “Ruth’s Chocolate Malt Pudding” was the best dessert I have ever put in my mouth. Next time I will skip the barbecue and eat TWO puddings.

Ruth's Diner

DAY 8- 9/29/12 (Salt Lake City, Utah, to Denver, Colorado)

We said goodbye to our friends, Don and Ruth, who boarded their flight home to Cincinnati. Then Tim and I took the short flight to Denver to explore for a couple more days. Upon arrival, we chose a downtown tour that was quite interesting—Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour. Now, if you are picturing what you think the bus might have looked like, you are right. Riding in “style,” we learned all about Denver’s colorful criminal past and heard some pretty creepy ghost stories.

West 34a

Stay tuned for the final leg (and my favorite day) of the Wild Wild West trip. Next stop—Golden, Colorado!


Wild Wild West- Part 1 (Big Sky and Bison Burgers):

Wild Wild West- Part 2 (Huckleberry Ice-Cream and the Continental Divide):

Wild Wild West- Part 3 (Mangy Moose Saloon and a Bomber):

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