Last night we headed into the city to have a look around Temple Square and took a guided tour around the Mormon buildings. The Tabernacle and Shrine was beautiful. The acoustics in the tabernacle was amazing. We walked around the cathedral like building and saw as many as 20 couples having their wedding photos taken. Both the Bride and Groom were dressed in white. We then walked around the city for a while. Lovely wide streets with lots to see.
This morning we set on a scenic drive to a place called Bear Lake. We headed off and faced getting out of the city via the freeway ( interstate) once again. We drove for a while and stopped at a town called Huntsville. It was a small town with many wonderfully historic buildings. Many of which were on a lovely lake. Talk about awesome views.
We rounded a corner to see 5 miniature donkeys in a field. We stopped and had a chat to them. I fed them some grass and one pushy one tried to give me a bit of a nibble…. lol bad donkey. They were so cute and took all the scratches on the head we would give. Did you know when you scratch a donkeys ears they go straight out sideways. LOL : ) TRUE!!!!! Unfortunately not all of them would fit in the jeep so we had to say goodbye to them.
( meet Manuel)
We then headed to an even smaller town where I broke ( not my fault, honest, all I did was press a button) their cappuccino machine. So no coffee there now. We skedaddled as fast as we could.
We came over a hill to a lovely place called Bear lake. The water was such a vibrant blue and many people lined the shores, swimming, skiing, jet skiing and having a great time. We stopped here to walk around the local fair and saw many interesting handy crafts from the local area. I could have bought a dozen lovely patchwork quilts. They were lovely.
We then headed to the local lookout to take shots of the lake. The houses up on the ridge had the best views of all. We also got coffee here and no broken machines did I make.
When we got to the freeway the traffic was basically at a standstill. We saw helicopters and was not sure what was going on. We finally saw that there had been an accident with five cars being towed away. There were 16 people involved in the accident with 10 being hurt. The worst being a 2 year old baby that was in a car that had rolled. He was airlifted out by a helicopter with head and neck injuries. It was on all the news. Sad. Apparently a bike had fallen from a car and one car had swerved to miss it and rolled. Another braked and the others hit that car. And p0of a pile up.
We were glad to get back to the motel and be off the road today.
Travelling by donkey is safer : )
Car in Salt Lake City.