We were delighted to be able to connect with our niece, Bethany, who lives outside of Salt Lake City in Ogden. She and I had a great afternoon exploring SLC (while Gary did a little R&R in the Walmart parking lot). I love it when I can “see” a city with someone who is familiar with it and expecially when they do the driving!
Our drive into town started with some very interesting traffic –
(I’ve seen some pretty big things going down the road, but with the exception of a house we saw going down the street in Bonifay, FL, I think this wins!)
But Salt Lake City – Very nice!
You can’t really ‘do’ SLC without visiting some of the major Mormon landmarks, so we took in a few –
This is a view of “The Place” where Joseph Smith decided that SLC (well, the area) was The Place for he and his followers to settle.
I’m not sure why, but there is also a monument to the Pony Express there too.
(I loved all the snow. It’s much nicer in the cities and on the statues that it was later on Interstate 15 over the mountains.)
And of course there was Temple Square. We managed to avoid the plethera of Mormon Missionaries that want to show you around, and I enjoyed having Bethany give her insights.
(My two pictures of Beth were blurry – so you’ll have to trust me, she’s lovely!)
We shared a lovely meal, had a great time catching up, and were very thankful for our time together. Truly one of the great perks of this lifestyle is being able to touch base with folks we love!
The other is being able to drive the house to where it’s warm!