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Jun 13, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT.

Today we drove into downtown Salt Lake. We intended to walk around the Temple grounds and show the kids. It was impossible to find a parking place and the traffic was terrible. We drove around and did our best to get pictures. We should have gone on a weekday. Saturday is a busy day of Weddings. We saw several brides and grooms. We then drove out to the lake, with one stop at a garage sale. We parked and walked out to the water's edge. It was close to a half mile walk. The kids played in the water for a while. It brought back memories from...

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Jun 1, 2015 - Idaho, the Oregon Trail and Salt Lake City

This morning we head south through the Bridger- Teton National Forest on our way to Idaho and the Oregon Trail. Between 1840 and 1869 over 500,000 pioneers traveled West to fulfill their dreams. The lure was "free land". Economic depressions of 1837 and 1841, had farmers and businessmen looking for new opportunities. Politicians urged people to go west where they felt a stronger American presence might help wrest the Pacific Northwest from British control. Anyone, including women, were to be granted acreage for completing the trip and...

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Feb 21, 2015 - Flying from New York to Salt Lake City

Today we planned to leave for the airport at 12 noon and we ended up driving out of the driveway exactly at 12:00. We then arrived at the airport at 1:10pm, and our flight wasn't plan on taking off till 4:44pm so we were more than 3 hours early for a domestic flight. (Katrina and Stephanie both commented that this was the earliest they had every arrived at the airport) But we were avoided the snow for the drive and it turned out it started snowing just as we dropped off our bags. Security line was short (and when I mean short, I mean we...

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Sep 26, 2014 - The Conference Center ( last of thes pictures)

THE AUDITORIUM WAS BEAUTIFUL BUT I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED UP ON THE ROOF. IT NEVER FELT LIKE YOU WERE ON A ROOF. IT WAS 4 ACRES OF TREES, FLOWERS, FOUNTAIN AND A WATERFALL THAT CASCADED DOWN THE BUILDING. ALSO THE HART FAMILY WAS THE FATHER ON PIANO, WIFE AND 2 DAUGHTERS PLAYING VIOLINS. THEY WERE AWESOME, UP ON THE 2ND FLOOR WITH NO AUDIENCE. GUESS THEY JUST CAME SO EVERYONE COULD LISTEN TO THEIR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC. SURE MOST PEOPLE THOUGH IT WAS CD'S.

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Sep 24, 2014 - Mormon temple square

WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR DAY AT THE TEMPLE SQUARE. DEWAYNE TOOK SO MANY PICTURES, I WILL PUT THEM ON IN GROUPS OF TEN AT A TIME. THINK THERE WERE 18 BUILDINGS TO GO THROUGH. WE WENT THROUGH MANY AND SOME YOU CAN'T GO THROUGH. IT WAS ALL SO BEAUTIFUL AND THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS ARE AWESOME. THIS TEMPLE SQUARE IS RIGHT DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY.

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Sep 24, 2014 - More of the mormon temple

THE JOSEPH SMITH MEMORIAL BUILDING IS SO BEAUTIFUL INSIDE. IT HAS A 500 SEAT THEATER THAT SHOWS THE JOSEPH SMITH FILM. IT HAS A VERY GOOD CAFE CALLED THE NAUVOO CAFE ON THE FIRST FLOOR. IN 1839 WHEN JOSEPH FIRST CAME TO THE VALLEY THEY NAMED THE CITY NAUVOO WHICH MEANT BEAUTIFUL PLACE. ANYWAYS WE ATE AT THE NAUVOO CAFE. ON THE TENTH FLOOR THERE IS 2 RESTAURANTS.

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Sep 15, 2014 - Kennewick, Walla Walla, Boise, Salt Lake City and Moab

As we left the Seattle area we had Utah’s National Parks in our sights; and were eager to arrive at our destination. In 8 days, we traveled 1065 miles, stopping several times to enjoy some familiar and some new cities. Kennewick and Walla Walla We targeted Kennewick because it is one of our favored wine tasting regions, and it seemed a shame not to stop. We visited some of our favorite wineries: Barnard Griffin (love their rosé), Fidelitas, and Terra Blanca (known for its beautiful setting as well as good wine), and found some new...

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Sep 13, 2014 - Day 84 Moving steadily eastward through California, Nevada and into Utah

We talked last as we were making our way towards Sacramento and points east. Nothing too exciting about the overnight in Sacramento. Found a mobile RV wash service that came out and cleaned the engine of the toad of all the accumulated road dust from Canada and Alaska. What a difference that made! Made me feel better anyway!. Had a hankering for some good Mexican food. The KOA office was closed (?5PM?) so asked my friend google for good Mexican. He referred me to Emmas Mexican- rated #6 in Sacramento. Apparently this place couldn't handle...

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Aug 9, 2014 - Bonneville cancelled...

So we picked up the rental car last night ready to head out to the flats today. Left the hotel at 9:45 after a large breakfast and headed East to Bonneville. We were getting really excited when we got to the exit and saw the first of the cars and trailers. Then we saw the glum faces and the 'Road Closed' sign blocking the road... Due to heavy rain earlier in the week, and more last night, the organizers were forced to cancel the entire event at 8am this morning. This was understandable as the salt flats were actually a lake. The pits were a...

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Aug 8, 2014 - Salt Lake City

We have arrived safely in Salt Lake City. It is now 11.10 at night and we have just got into the room after dinner. 480 miles driven by myself and Richard today. Picked up the rental car from the airport ready for the salt flats tomorrow. Just had a fab dinner at PF Changs, and now need some sleep. Will update more tomorrow.

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Aug 2, 2014 - Arriver au Utah

Bonjour a Tous, petite entre pour marquer la carte avec Salt Lake City. Pour y arriver je suis passer au travers DE plusieurs moyen col avec comme récompense de très beaux canyons comme Logan Canyon. J,ai fait aussi un prit bout de chemin par l,Idaho env 100km. Les routes continues d'être belles et un bon accotement, ainsi que 99% des gens très respectueux qui se tassent. Autre belle piste cyclable ds la vallée du Lac Salée d'env 60 km de long. Ce soir je suis reçu par John et Erynn a Salt Lake City. Il organise des voyages pour les gens en...

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Jul 13, 2014 - The way Sundays should be...

With Teresa and Izzy back in Mpls safe, the kids and I headed down to Temple Square in Salt Lake...the block is nice ...but what was even nicer was all the Latter Day Saint (LDS) families were visiting after temple, all dressed in ties and dresses... Every where I went..so many dressed up...not that I feel it is a requirement ..just that we give our Lord our best...pretty much an expectation here..also they were all so polite and welcoming! Most businesses, food, etc,were closed on Sunday. It was really nice to see the Lords day of rest...

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