Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Barclays visit St. George Utah

Yes we live in Utah.  Yes we've been through St. George before.  But.....  we were really only familiar with the Cheveron off Bluff Street exit, as we are normally driving through St. George on our way to California.  However Jon was going to St. George for a week long Security Training conference and we decided to join him on Wednesday.

I had the boys to myself on Thursday while Jon was in seminars so we visited the Dinosaur Discovery site. Don't know if it was the highlight of our trip.  I was a bit disappointed how non kid friendly it was.  There wasn't much to touch and it was hard for them to see.  But still it was about Dinosaurs so it had to be cool.

 Next we stopped at the St. George Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Dedicated in 1877 it is a beautiful Temple with a blinding white exterior.  The patron at the visitors center said that they water blast it each year to keep it so white, and paint every 10 years.  This Temple is special to the Lohrke side of the family because this is where Grandpa Kenny and Grandma Betty were sealed in the 1950s. 

 Also around St. George we enjoyed the park around the Tabernacle.  I really liked this statue for a small amount ($19,500) it could be mine.

 We stopped at Brigham Young's winter house.  I thought it was neat to see.  But his started Evan's grumpy tour. 

 On Friday after Jon was done we checked out of the hotel and headed on Highway 14 from Cedar City to Bryce Canyon.  We had gotten the America the Beautiful Pass (which allows you to go to all the national parks) back in March when we toured Zion's.  The only two Parks that we hadn't gotten to in Utah were Bryce and Capitol Reef, so we hit Bryce on the way home.  It made for a very long....very of driving, much more than we thought, and not as fun as Evan had come down with a cold. But still neat to see.
 This was on Highway 14.  So beautiful.
 And here continues Evan's Grumpy tour.

 Still grumpy.
Proof that we were there.  Maybe in another 5-10 years we'll do it again and the kids might like it.

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