I love having days off school. Especially when I actually go out and do something. Friday when Amberly and I were hanging out, some how the Spiral Jetty came up and we decided to go. What is the spiral jetty you ask? Well, it is an earthwork created by Robert Smithson in 1970. Ever since I learned about it in my art class my freshmen year of college I have wanted to go. It even made the kick-it list of things I wanted to do.
Below is a picture I snagged off Google of what it looks like. Certain times of the year it is under water because, hello, it's in a lake. I read you could see it in October and November, but I figured since we hadn't gotten that much snow this year, we might be able to see it and walk out on it.
Monday after I got off work, Amberly, her roommate Kelsey, and I got in my Subaru (which made it there and back, no problems. Woot!) and we drove the 2 1/2 hours to get there. It's pretty much in the middle of no where and you have to take a 16 mile dirt road that has cows on either side to get there. My theory of being-able-to-see-the-jetty-because-it-has-barely-snowed-this-year was wrong and when we got there it was covered with water so you could barely see it.
It was still pretty cool though. The lake looked purple, which was really cool. I would show you in a picture, but you can't really tell in the pictures. It was freezing too! And it was really windy which didn't help the coldness.
See all that white stuff? Looks like snow, but it's foam.
All in all, definitely worth the 5 hour drive. I want to go back in the fall when I can actually walk out on it. Road trip?