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North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City April 13th 2019

Weather: Sunny and 40s States: Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah Miles: 935 Hours: 13 hrs and 25 min Capitals: University Campus: Restaurant: Coyote Creek Hotel/Home: Residence Inn SLC Movies: Audible: A Phone call from Heaven by Mitch Albom (finally over) We began the day with our daily Marriott breakfast bar. Pretty much what we do on our road trips. Big money saver to get a free breakfast at Fairfield’s, Springhill Suites and Residence Inns. At breakfast, we met a nice family from South Dakota. After Paul chatted and kept running into the man, Randy, they decided to exchange cards. Fate was telling them to connect. Then we hit the road. We are now headed on the long road to Salt Lake City. We have been there already and really enjoyed our stay. We swam in the Great Salt ... read more
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North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City December 19th 2018

What to say about Utah? Lots. But before we get to that, let me tell you how we got here. I realized early on that if I was going to plan this trip, it was going to be a lot more fun if I invited someone along. And I also realized that I was going to be spending basically the same amount of money while I was here, whether I was alone or with someone else. Because hotels and rental cars don’t care if it’s just one person using their service, or two. The only thing that would take extra money was the flight out to Salt Lake City, and once I found cheap flights, it was pretty easy to ask someone to come along. Enter my friend Nick. His only task was to get us ... read more
Olympic site near Rice-Eccles Stadium
Rice-Eccles Stadium, home of Utah football
University of Utah, the better "U"

North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City July 5th 2018

Our camping days are over. It’s motels for the rest of our USA trip. Salt Lake City You can’t go to SLC without visiting Temple Square. We were just outside the free transit area of downtown SLC but right beside the trolley that took us to Temple Square. It’s a pretty well organized site with several information centres. These centres are staffed by young volunteers who were very helpful in explaining the many aspects of Temple Square as well as their Mormon faith. You can’t tour the Temple but the visitor centre has a great model so you can see what you are missing. Considering the conditions in this area in the latter half of the 1800s, it is amazing. The assembly hall is beautiful. The conference centre is huge; it can seat 21,000 people. It ... read more
Handcart Pioneer Monument
The Tabernacle
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North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City August 30th 2017

THE DANITES The Danites were a fraternal organization based upon principals of good fellowship among the members of the Mormon Church. They got underway on June 4, 1838 in Farr West, Clay County, Missouri in response to some church dissenters who were accusing church leadership of financial improprieties. The church leaders imposed a rule of consecration upon all members of the church. All members of the church were required to turn over all of their wealth and property to the church. The church would invest in farmland and then members of the church who could not afford to buy land could slowly purchase their farms from the church. It was pure communism and the dissenters did not like it. Sidney Rigdon was one of the church leaders and he delivered a sermon called the Salt Sermon ... read more
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North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City August 7th 2017

August 7, 2017 Weather: 85 and sunny (Salt lake) 78 (Park Ctiy) Hours Driving: 2 hours States Drive Thru: Utah Miles: 19 miles Restaurants: Movies: Games: Family Game of The Office - Make a Sale (made by Ben, Bee and Matt) Books: Hotel: Powderwood Condo I was so tired last night that I didn't write. So I am writing from our Condo in Park City with views of the mountains from our deck including the Olympic ski park. We can see the ski jumps and whatever the other horrifying ski runs on the side of the mountain are with the 2002 Olympic logo on them. The condo is really nice. 3 bedrooms 2 baths. It is perfect. The kids love the three bed loft above the living room. So, yesterday morning, I convinced everyone that we ... read more
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The Road from Main Land

North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City August 6th 2017

August 5, 2017 Weather: 92 and sunny Hours Driving: 4 hours 49 minutes States Drive Thru: Idaho and Utah Miles: 341 Restaurants: Rumbi Movies: Lion Games: Books: Dunkirk (Matt) Hotel: Fairfield Inn Portland South Marriott I have to say that we really enjoyed Boise Idaho. We thought it was going to be a drive thru, check it off the list destination but we really liked it and wished we might have stayed another night. This morning we grabbed breakfast at the hotel and headed to camel's back for a hike up to see the city from a different vantage point. You should have seen this park. It was green and happy with lots of people playing soccer, playing on the playground, doing yoga, riding bikes in some sort of bike club, working out in this cool ... read more
Workout Playground
Off to Climb Camel's back
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North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City July 8th 2017

Geo: 40.7595, -111.888... read more
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North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City June 28th 2017

Today we drove from Mesa Verde NP to Salt Lake City, with a stop in Moab to visit Arches National Park. We drove 372 miles today. The best part about the drive was going through Arches NP. The worst part about the drive was the heat. When we arrived at Arches National Park, the first thing we did was hike the Delicate Arch Trail. Omg! It was an intense hike. The heat, the altitude gain! Two and a half hours! We were exhausted but it was totally worth it! We left Moab for Salt Lake City and had dinner at the Red Iguana. We're looking forward to tomorrow when we depart for Oakland. ... read more
Delicate Arch! We made it!
Catie under Delicate Arch

North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City May 30th 2017

Le Grand Lac Salé avec ses 120 Km de long, 45 Km de large et 33 pieds de profond, n’est plus l’attraction première de la région. Au début des années 1900, il y avait 2 grandes stations balnéaires pour accueillir les gens qui voulaient s’y baigner. L’eau étant 8 fois plus salée que la mer, les gens flottaient facilement. Maintenant l’eau a beaucoup baissé, laissant une grande bordure séchée tout le tour du lac, lieu formidable pour les insectes (comme les maringouins) pour se faire des nids. Il n’y a pas grand-chose qui vit dans le lac, un mini-crustacé qui donne des œufs qu'on ramasse et qui sont vendus en Asie pour alimenter les crevettes d'élevage. On tire du lac des sels et des minéraux et il reste quelques plages peu utilisées. La ville de Salt ... read more
Les rocheuses
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North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City May 28th 2017

Well I am really cranky now. After spending the best part of an hour telling you all about where we have been and what we have been doing, the internet at our Salt Lake City hotel decided to kick me off before I had a chance to auto save my blog. I HATE computers sometimes (isn't that right Cathie Dill??) and I really don't have the energy to write it all back down again so I'm giving you an abbreviated version this time. Sorry. 2 full days in Las Vegas. WOW WOW WOW. Nathan Burton magic show = fantastic. Legends in Concert show with impersonators doing Elvis, Janis Joplin, Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson = brilliant. Huge Bellagio fountain show with flame throwers and fireworks as they were filming a new video for a song by ... read more
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