(Brigham Younger Historic Park, Gilgal Gardens, Temple Sq., Park Metropolis Olympic Museum)
April 5, 2022
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Manufacturing facility, Park Metropolis, Utah
Being the house of the Sundance Movie Pageant, the placement of two main ski resorts and the host of the 2002 Olympic Video games, the previous mining city of Park Metropolis, Utah is a vibrant mountain hotspot. The downtown, surrounded by breath-taking mountain vistas, has many upscale retailers and galleries. It was right here that we visited the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Manufacturing facility for ice cream – the primary store we occurred upon with do-it-yourself ice cream.
The store was superbly adorned with a big number of goodies, sweet apples, candies and fudge. On the opposite aspect of the small store was the ice cream counter, with an image of a moose that I beloved. There have been a number of flavors of ice cream – I went with Butterfinger and Maple Walnut – each had been tasty and creamy. Others ordered drinks and milkshakes. Exterior was seating, proper subsequent to some outdated mining tools to remind us of the city’s earlier heyday.
Within the space:
Park Metropolis Olympic Museum – in 2002 the world got here collectively to have fun the Winter Olympics in Park Metropolis in Utah. Being the primary Olympics video games after the World Commerce Middle bombings, the opening ceremonies started with a broken American flag recovered from the location and included NYC Cops. The video games included many snowboarding, luge, bobsled, ice hockey, curling and my private favourite, biathlon occasions.
Many of those services are nonetheless used for coaching. It’s on this website that the Park Metropolis Olympic Museum is positioned. the museum has all kinds of Olympic memorabilia, together with outfits worn by athletes, props from the opening ceremonies, athletes accomplishments and even some digital video games to strive your talent or expertise a few of what the athletes skilled. It was an fascinating museum and enjoyable to stroll round exterior and see the services athletes practice at right now.
Brigham Younger Historic Park – (Salt Lake Metropolis) Brigham Younger was an early chief of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints and extremely esteemed for his nice management of the Mormon individuals. This park commemorates his institution of the neighborhood in Salt Lake Metropolis. In all probability what I discovered most fascinating right here was that he felt that folk settling right here from elsewhere on the earth ought to convey a few of their native crops so they’d really feel extra at dwelling. Wow issues have modified – the soothing consolation of non-native crops has turn out to be the scourge of invasive species.
This park provides some historical past of the pioneers led by Brigham Younger with sculptures and signal boards.
Temple Sq. – Within the heart of Salt Lake Metropolis, overlaying a number of metropolis blocks is the well-known Mormon Temple and quite a few smaller, however nonetheless very giant worship areas. All of those home wonderful, however totally different organs. I’m not an professional on organs, however it was fascinating to listen to them defined. Whereas the most important worship area was closed for renovations, we had been capable of hear a organ recital in a facility that housed 3000 that was very fulfilling. We discovered the Mormon individuals very pleasant and the realm fascinating.
Gilgal Gardens -in a residential space of Salt Lake Metropolis, behind homes is an city sculpture. backyard. The backyard, conceived and constructed by Thomas Youngster beginning in 1945, consists of 12 sculptures and over 70 stones engraved with textual content to have fun Mormon historical past. The sculptures had been made with rocks weighing as much as 62 tons which he discovered on the countryside and had them transported to his backyard. That is an fascinating place to stroll by means of and ponder.