Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Salt Lake City

I am away from crafting this week, visiting my son, Dan, in Salt Lake City. So I thought I would show you a few of the things we've been doing. Yesterday Dan had to go to work, so Tom and I went to the Mormon Tabernacle area to see an organ concert. Here is the hall where the concert was held and the pipe organ that was played. There are over 7,700 pipes in this organ.

After the concert a very nice woman from Idaho gave us a tour of the concert hall building. She travels every week from Idaho to volunteer her time on Mondays in the Mormon hall. Our favorite spot was the roof. On top of the hall is four and a half acres of garden filled with plants that are indigenous to Utah. It was just amazing.

Can you believe this is on top of a building. She said they brought in special "light" soil so that it wouldn't be too heavy for the roof.

Today we took a drive since Dan didn't have to work. We first drove to Antelope Island, which is the biggest island in the Great Salt Lake. We did see an antelope. He's a bit difficult to see but he's in the middle of the picture.

One last picture for today. There are about 600 bison on Antelope Island. We saw whole herds of them but while we were hiking Tom shot this picture of a bison very close to where we were hiking through.

We also saw a moose today but he ran too fast for us to get his picture. Guess he was camera shy. LOL! This must have been out animal day today. I'll try to add more pictures later this week. Hope everyone is having a great week.


2 comments:

Lorie said...

Looks like you are having a great time Donna! I love the pictures!

Rosie G said...

Wow looks like your enjoying your visit! Love that rooftop!!!

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