Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Break Trip To Utah

Hubby and I had the great opportunity to have our two oldest grandsons, Matthew and Logan, accompany us to Utah for General Conference (a semi-annual conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints).  We spent a week in Salt Lake City taking in some sights and culminating with attending the fifth and final session of conference.  What a wonderful time we had.
This is the Salt Lake Temple where hubby and I were sealed together for time and all eternity in 1978.

 On Thursday evenings you can watch and listen as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir practices for their Sunday performances, what a sweet experience to hear such angelic music.
 The mountains are so beautiful in Utah.
 Touring a candy factory is one activity you can take kids on and there are literally no complaints to be heard.  We toured Mrs. Cavanaugh's candy factory in N. Salt Lake City.
 This is a shot looking down on the floor where the candy making magic happens.
Watching the hand dipper was fun, can't you just smell that ooey, gooey chocolate?  I am sure both the boys would have loved to get their hands in it but unfortunately that is not allowed, darn it, but they were offered free samples so that was pretty good too.
 We also went on a tour of some historic areas where the Mormon pioneers first settled in SLC.  This is a statue depicting the Pony Express and how important it was for communications outside of Utah for the early Saints.
 Depiction of the Huntsman Hotel
This guy was one of the tour guides, he was hilarious.

 A trip to Utah wouldn't be complete without a trip to the great Salt Lake.  Here are the boys standing on the lakes edge. (They said it had kind of a nasty smell.)

All in all it was a fun time with two great boys, they were so well behaved and had such great attitudes the whole time.  (Although if I never hear the words toots and farts again it will be too soon, they are at the age where they think this subject is HILARIOUS.)


Lori said...

What a fun trip!! I used to like going on trips with my grandma. Your sweet grandsons will always have those fun memories.

tammy said...

I'm glad you had a good time. Hope the shopping was good too. I'm realizing that even though I grew up in Utah, and spent most of my life there, there are things I've missed sharing with my kids when we visitt. I should do more of that!

Patricia said...

It sure sounds like you had a wonderful time with the grandsons.
I really love spending time with our grandkids. Maybe I can plan a trip with my little Conner this summer. He loves hotels... Take care.

Garden of Egan said...

How fun! I looked for you in the Conference Center, but didn't see ya! It was an awesome session wasn't it?
Glad you could have your grandsons with you. They won't ever forget it.

Hey we were married the same year!