Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 9 & 10....Idaho, Utah

We left yesterday and drove from Wyoming to Utah.    We were in the middle of nowhere and stopped at a convenience store only to find out that we were in the hometown of Rulon Gardner.  For those that have no idea who he is...he was the Olympic champion in wrestling in 2000.  Just so happens he owns the convenience store that we were at.  They had posters and articles all over the walls so you could read about him.

We went through the border area of Idaho so I was able to take some pictures of that area as well.  We did not see a lot...just scenery for the most part.  We did run across a museum dedicated to the Oregon Trail so we went inside to learn some things.

We drove into Salt Lake City and visited the Mormon Tabernacle.  NO, I am not becoming Mormon...but wanted to see what it looked like.  I took some pictures of the area.  The round dome building and the stage area is where the Mormon Tabernacle performs.  The tall building is the temple.   You are not allowed to enter unless you are a member.


We tried to go into the Salt Lake but no such luck....there are some pictures of it in the back ground.

We drove onto Moab, Utah and spent the night.  We got up this morning (late) and then went out to Canyonlands and Arches National Park.  It was so HOT here today....what a difference a few days make.  We went from 30 degrees back up to 90's.  Below are some pictures of the parks. Caleb and Haley both decided to participate in the Canyonlands Junior Ranger Program.  So they each received a badge for that.

 It was so hot, and I am so tired!!  Today was my birthday and so many of you have sent birthday messages that it has made the day great along with the beautiful scenery.  We did get a laugh today.... about a mile from the entrance to the Canyonlands is the following sign.  Our address is Willow Spring, so this made us chuckle!

We go to Denver, Colorado tomorrow....we are starting to make the trek back to NC.  I am looking forward to being home, that is for certain!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Your kids are going to have such great memories of vacationing with Mom and Dad! Cute pic of you and Haley :)