Salt Lake City is the Capitol of Utah and their Statehouse is breathtaking. (I've used that word a lot on this vacation.)
Utah's nickname is The Beehive State and it is their official emblem. The beehive is a symbol of hard work and industry and appears on the state flag, seal, and coat of arms.
Looking to the mountains from the steps of the Statehouse. A former Statehouse, now a visitor center and gift shop, is to the right of the flag pole.
What's a trip to Salt Lake City without a trip to the Great Salt Lake? It is a shallow lake to begin with, but the lake level is about 7' lower than normal. DSO insisted I put my feet in. Though I look frozen, it was not as cold as I had anticipated.
. . . then this . . .
. . . and this along with high wind warnings for many, many hours.
And then back to this before we were out of the snow completely.
The next three days we covered 1700+ miles. We drove, ate and slept and I think my butt grew a couple inches from all the sitting :( DSO was such a sweetie. I offered to drive but he said he didn't know how to hook, so I was along for the ride :) (And I didn't have to fly home . . . lol.)
Yesterday afternoon we were greeted by this. A couple hours later we were home. The vacation was WONDERFUL. We travelled over 6500 miles through thirteen states. Saw the most amazing sites. Spent time with my son and his (the best part).
I must say, though, being the homebody I am, there's no place like home. I'm still sorting through all my "treasures", some bought, some picked up in the desert. One of the best parts is being able to blog from my desktop computer!!!
Thanks so must for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)