Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, October 6, 2017

Got up and out early. Neither of us got a good night’s sleep because of new neighbors with a whiny whimpering child that went off every 2 hours, on alternate hours their little dog yapped. Yes, I’m grumpy today.

The upside was that it was my brother’s 75th birthday and we got to spend a long time chatting on the phone in the evening after going to see Bladerunner 2049.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

We got up and out early and hit Walmart for odds ‘n’ ends.

Salt Lake City was the object of our attentions today, we first visited the city library, and then the Morman Tabernacle and other buildings in the center of the city. Beautiful architecture all around.

Afterward we tried to find a new backpack for Alan, but he wasn’t confident in the two he tried on at REI, so we will continue the search.

We drove up Big Cottonwood Canyon and found all trail heads packed. Already tired from lack of sleep, we thought it best to go back to camp and lay down for a while.

I cleaned the truck inside and out and we did laundry together – simple afternoon – just what we needed.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

We went to another movie this morning. Couldn’t help it – that theater is just too great! We saw Kingsmen 2: The Golden Circle. It was a load of fun. Afterward we dropped in at the Asian bistro next door to the theater and had Asian tacos – yum!

From there we drove to Cabela’s and Alan got a new backpack to replace the one that is falling apart on him. I picked up a new pair of flip-flops for the showers since my had sort of disintegrated.

Once those items were handled we drove to Antelope Island State Park. It was a perfect day – lots of fluffy white clouds, and the salt flats were like glass. There were lots of Black ducks, some grebes, and a lot of American Avocets – which became the focus of some of my shots for the day. That and the beauty of Great Salt Lake.

We hiked two trails – Lady Finger, a short hike out onto rocks, and Buffalo Point which was a 300 ft. elevation gain over a half mile. Not too bad, and I got this photo from up there.