Dramatics aside, today was a beautiful day of discovery.
Utah is gorgeous. Absolutely breathtaking. Terrifying to drive in, but the vistas. Oh, the vistas (I am mainly using this word because my mother used it about 7 times today and also fancy words are the coolest).
Who got to see the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake? THIS GIRL.
At the Great River Platte museum in NE, there was plenty of information about the trek that the Mormons made from the plains to Utah. As I viewed these mountainsides, I could not imagine how those people stuck it out through the desert conditions that cover these huge mountains. Directing houses that are hauling wagons made with wooden wheels. Must have been an abundance of perseverance and hope for what the Wild West could offer.
Thanks to the lovely Elizabeth Pierce for hosting us in Salt Lake City! She was a great tour guide to the Capitol, the Mormon Mecca (ha probably not the correct word but it gets the point across), and University of Utah!