Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Salt Lake City, Utah

Negotiating a thunderstorm, rain and road works, we exited I15 north and arrived at the KOA in Salt Lake City.   Thankfully the thunderstorm had disappeared over the horizon by the time we’d checked in and found our site.

Salt Lake City KOA is right in the city and members of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints provide a free shuttle to take you to Temple Square we took advantage of this the next day.   Missionaries greet you on arrival and take you on a half hour tour after that you are free to look around at your leisure.

Temple Square is a very impressive place with not a leaf out of place.   We were told that there are over 250,000 plants in the gardens which are maintained mostly by volunteers.

At the weekends wedding parties pose in front of the fountains and the Temple.

With the exception of the Temple itself, visitors are free to enter all the buildings.   We were in the Tabernacle when the acoustic test was carried out and you really can hear a pin drop.

A guide took us up to the 26thfloor of the Church Administration Building where there are fantastic views over Salt Lake City.

We hadn’t intended to visit the Family History Building and had taken absolutely no information with us, so someone suggested we start off in the Joseph Smith Building, they were very helpful and sent us over to the Family History Building, where, considering what we started out with we found out quite a lot.   DB is now hooked and going to pursue this further.

The foyer of the Joseph Smith Building which is home to the Navoo Café where we had a very nice lunch.
Have fun, we are!

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