Mike Reagan / For The Times
The Pony Express route.
It seems like Mr. Reynolds wasted his time driving for four days along the Pony Express route. The entire focus of this article is on three towns that have big hotels and airports. He could've written this story from his living room with research off the Web. Why is there no mention of all the small towns along the way? Are they not worthy? Don't they have charm and history that might be interesting? Don't they have motels too? Why are there no photos of the station ruins along Highway 50 in Nevada that might illustrate the desolation of the journey? What relevance to this story is his encounter with the Mormon missionaries in Salt Lake City? This article had such potential and turned into what my late father-in-law would call "wind pudding"...a big pile of fluff with no substance. What a shame.