Mormons Built a Pretty City
Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
39Trip End May 24, 2011
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Online, I found K2 The Church. That’s where we decided to go. With Michael’s growing interest in the feminization of the church, we were excited to see a church geared for guys: "The greatest adventure of your life starts with God." Cool
So, this morning, we went to church at K2, and loved it. By the way, Mike wants to move to SLC, he’s in love with the 360 degree mountain view. After church, we had a few sights we wanted to see. This being Sunday, we did not have many options, most everything is closed on the holy day. So our trip was relatively short – a drive-by tourism.
We started out going to Temple Square, where the famous Mormon Tabernacle is, along with museums, the Temple and other buildings that were closed because it was Sunday. The greatest thing here was meeting our new friend, Heather. (See post “Outside the Temple Gate”)
From Temple Square, we left to go get a better view of Salt Lake and the city. Our goal was Ensign Peak – there’s a monument there to the pioneering of SLC. It’s the mountain peak that Brigham Young saw when they approached the area that would become SLC, and they climbed the mountain and built a memorial there. I didn’t care about the Mormon significance so much as I heard it offered a great view. However, we could not find our way to the peak – we got trapped in the ritzy mountainside luxury home district
The last plan for the day was to go see the 2002 Olympic Cauldron. There is a park where you can go and see it up close and read stuff, but it’s only open Monday-Saturday. So, we did a drive-by of the park and took some pictures. We could see that SLC would be a great place to host the winter Olympics. I love the Olympics, and so it was neat to look at the city from that perspective.
On our way out, we shot some drive-by photos of the capitol building, Eagle Gate, and Beehive House and Lion house – two homes occupied by Brigham Young and other Mormon presidents along with their multitudes of wives and children.
All-in-all, we like Salt Lake City. We’d like to return on a weekday to see more. And Mike wants to move here.