Saturday, June 28, 2014

Day 5 - Salt Lake City, UT

Dateline:  June 21, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT

We woke up in Salt Lake City and planned an adventure.  We started by driving out to Promontory Point where the two sides of the country were joined by rail back in 1869.  There is a really nice little National Park site there.  They have replicas of the engines that met at the site.  The originals were scrapped for $1000 each back in the day.  They do re-enactments which sound cheesy but are actually quite fun.  Greg volunteered to be one of the re-enactors.  He was cast as the Governor of Arizona and had lines to say and everything.  It was really fun.



After that, we had lunch at a little diner in Corrine, UT that claimed they had the best burgers in Utah.  I don't know about that but they were good.

We then headed for the Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB north of Salt Lake City.  The museum was really fun.  They have a ton of airplanes inside and out.  It focuses, understandably, on the impact that this AFB has had on past wars.  Liza particularly enjoyed the display of flight suits from the early days of the Army Air Corps and how they have changed over the years.


We then went and saw XMen:  Days of Future Past and had dinner at a great brewery in downtown Salt Lake City, Squatters.  The food was delish and so was the beer.  They had a double-bock for Greg called Wasatch the Devastator and Liza enjoyed a nice organic amber called Respect Your Mother.  They even had a really good locally brewed root beer for Gage.  Ruth enjoyed a nice Dr. Pepper!

Camping in hotels and enjoying city life is fun!

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  1. That sounds awesome! You'll have great story starters and non fiction ideas for next year!

  2. When we visited Salt Lake City several years ago, we drove out along Emigration Canyon Rd., all the way to the top.
    Such magnificent breath-taking views.
    I must admit, I thought about those first Mormon settlers looking down into the valley below and wondered--did they think about or even know about such things as air inversions and breezes?