We are having fun with our daughter, Heather, here – seeing the sights and enjoying our time together. On Thursday, she toured a lot of the things in and around Temple Square. Then, we attended a session in the Salt Lake Temple and, afterward, we took her to our favorite pizza place.
On Friday, we toured the conference center – there is SO much beautiful, original art there.
For instance, this painting (of Joseph interpreting the dreams of the butcher and the baker while they were in prison) once belonged to the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, and hung in the Salt Lake Temple for more than 90 years before being placed in the conference center. And, I love this painting of Christ (below)! I forgot to take note of who painted it.
Heather went to lunch with a local friend, then we all drove up to Park City to look around a bit. Following that, we went to Heber City where we enjoyed a western BBQ, live music, and a cowboy “shoot-out”. (After the outlaws were gunned down, it was discovered that they'd stolen candy, and, the sheriff “returned” the candy to all the kids on the train.) Then we boarded the “Heber Creeper” for a two-hour train ride through some fabulous mountain scenery.
One of the “outlaws”
|View of sunset from the train.|
Today we’re going to the “This is the Place Monument” and other sites at Heritage Park; then we’ll attend the Provo City Center Temple, and see the fabulous stained-glass windows at UVU.
Tomorrow morning we’ll all go to a live broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. Should be great! It’s been wonderful to have family visit!