Friday, June 01, 2007

Ode to Utah: What I Miss the Most Part III

The city was able to save (or was it other activists? I can't remember) the original Brigham Young Academy building and convert it into a really cool library. Most of it is actually underground. The children's section is unbelievable! During an average story time at the library, there would be about 100 people there. We would fill the step-down area to capacity and the storytellers wore cordless microphones so everyone could hear. Very, very different then what I'm used to now at the Clayton Library (although I just love it! It's small and cozy).

Thanksgiving Point was a favorite destination. Farm Country was so much fun with the kids; the Dinosaur Museum was out of this world! It was a little pricey, but it's the best museum for kids. Everything is practically hands on (literally: there are signs that say "hands on!"). The flower gardens are beautiful, the golf (DH tells me) is really good, concerts there are phenomenal, the "Barn" is a great place for events, and I ran my first 5K race there.

The Alpine Loop is just fascinating. You get the best of Mt. Timpanogos, Aspen trees, and tons of places to hike. DH proposed to me on the Alpine Loop. We had gone up to "see the change in the leaves" and after we pulled up to a place overlooking the Aspen Grove Family Camp side of Mt. Timpanogos, we got out, DH dropped to his knee, and the rest is history. :)

The grid system!! I LOVE the grid system. Give me an address, and I can find you without directions! Well, I can come pretty close, anyways. Here in California you have to know the area before you can go off looking for something. I'll get used to it, but I'll always praise the grid system!


Heather said...

Grid System - Amen.

Denae said...

I also love the grid system there and the dinosaur museum too! Utah definitely has some great stuff. I'm happy though to do without the snow... but that's just me!

Sara Joyner said...

Hey Cheryl-- I happened upon your blog from (I think) class report or something. I've enjoyed reading about you and your family! I didn't know you had four kids! They are all darling! And I also appreciate your honesty and candidness about the PPD. I felt bad reading without commenting... plus I would love for you to stop by and read my blog if you'd like! it's

Sara (Packham)

Anonymous said...

So here's your comment that you know I never leave. I miss that library too. The one in Logan makes Blackfoot's library look good. Maybe when we are settled somewhere we will have a library with a children's section like that. Love you!!

Cheryl said...

I know! The grid system is wonderful.

I will admit that the snow is fun...for about two days. :)

Sara! How fun! I will definitely check your blog. Thanks for commenting, too. But you're always welcome to just read. My mom and sister always do...

...and speaking of my sister, hooray! You commented! I ran outside to make sure that pigs weren't flying... :) :)