This was our second road trip so we were quite comfortable about everything - so comfortable in fact that with the car fully packed and gassed up, we actually drove away from my house before we realized we had absolutely no idea which direction we were going. We had to be in Vegas for the Pool Tournament again, but had made no plans on how to get there. So we pulled off to the side of the road (with Willie Nelson singing "On The Road Again" in the background) and formulated a plan of action.
Doreen had previously toured a few desert ghost towns and spent a couple of years researching several others so she was quite interested in actually seeing them. Some are still inhabited, some deserted, and some nothing more than bare field with couple of stones or wooden markers to indicate what used to be there.
Since my only criteria was to be somewhere hot - the desert seemed like the perfect solution. And thus a plan was formed ......find Nevada ghost towns!! Along with visiting Monument Valley and Valley of the Gods again, of course.
We headed down I-15 for the better part to get as far south in the shortest time possible. We did find a road looping around Salt Lake City but when we ran into delays from construction we had to get back onto I-15 to continue south.