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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Foto Story Friday #60 --Take a little 1900+ mile trip day 4

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Well day 4 was Sunday. After church and dinner and lazing around for awhile we decided to take a short drive up to This is the Place monument. It was a place my sister had never taken me in all the summers I spent with her in Salt Lake.
I was amazed by all the statues and monuments. Since it was a Sunday we could just wander around reading the inscriptions.
There is a huge handcart. I'm pretty sure it's not to scale but it did make for some neat pictures.
I even got a shot of myself! I was standing there reading and being teased about reading SO slowly when I saw myself and could not resist capturing the moment.
This is the huge central monument. I did take shots all around it, but chose to just give you the frontal view. It's quite amazing.
From there we drove to Ensign peak. We were not feeling ambitious enough to hike up to the top. We did park in a no parking, no standing zone (sorry if you happen to have a house right at the end...)Ensign Peak is where Brigham Young and others went to look over the valley and plan it's layout.
You can get some great views of the Wasatch Front from here.
And the Sunset was to die for....
completely stunning.

The view of the city is fabulous. With a pair of binoculars, we could see 4 temples from here. Temples are dotting the earth!
(still working on the pictures... these I remembered I had posted on facebook!)


Are You Serious! said...

♥ Beautiful pictures!!!

Chris said...

Fantastic! And that sunset is amazing. Have you ever been in to the Old Deseret Village? It's a lot of fun.

Ensign Peak has one of the best views in the entire valley!

Emily said...

I remember that we always teased my mom for reading too slowly (and reading every. little. thing.!) on our family trips! ;)

Maggie May said...

Great photos and that silhouette of you is magnificent!

Anonymous said...

I have never even heard of this place! I LOVE the sunsets and your silhouette too!

Robyn said...

gorgeous sunset!

kaye said...

I agree, it is a spectacular place. If you get a chance you should catch the Christmas celebration in the little village at "This is the Place. It is quite fun. Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

Momisodes said...

Wow! These views and photos are gorgeous. That sunset is stunning!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

All beautiful photos, but that sunset is amazing! Absolutely breathtaking!

Laura said...

Love the photos. Waving hi to you, you were sooo close :)

latree said...

beautiful pictures. as always

lisaschaos said...

Such a great trip! I'm glad you all had such fun and got to see things you've missed previously!