Sometimes things that you've anticipated for a long time turn out to be worth the wait, other times you wish you'd never managed to fulfill that dream.
Antelope Island State Park was the biggest, gnat infested, desolate place I have ever been. The lake shore looked like something from another planet - dead birds, cracked earth and salt residue. The water itself was full of tiny brine shrimp, and was covered with huge clouds of gnats. So many that the surface of the water looked black. But, we were there, and we were going to float.
The floating part was enjoyable. It was impossible to sink, but I just couldn't get past the sheer disgustingness of the whole experience. After about 15 minutes we were all done. Once we got out the salt residue immediately began to condense on our skin. I have never felt so foul. We showered, changed and headed into town for the best meal of our trip at a Mexican Restaurant called The Mellow Pepper.
The excellent meal, the buffalo and the magical sunset helped ameleorate the horror of the afternoon.
|See what looks like wind on the water towards the shore - those are the gnat clouds!|