|Random picture of SLC downtown.|
|Downtown SLC at rush hour -- because that's when we decided to head over to the Cheesecake Factory since we don't have one anywhere in New Mexico. :( They won't even ship to us! (per their website)|
|We visited the Captiol twice, actually, because I took the kids one day and C wanted to go with us another day when he was done with his speaking engagement at the Salt Palace (Convention Center). It's a neat looking capitol as far as capitols go.|
|Inside the dome.|
|There was more marble in the capitol than I think I've ever seen in one location. Even the bathroom partition walls were marble.|
|We visited Liberty Park and played in the playground for a bit. Beautiful place.|
|In Liberty Park was Tracy Aviary. It happened to be Winter Wednesday, so admission fees were waived ... and like that, we were blessed financially once more. So helpful for a large family!!|
|These were called something-whistling ducks and were so cute for the noises they made. I love them.|
|Too many birds to photograph and share here, but just a really great variety. I loved this fun one for its color.|
|When in Salt Lake City, we felt it was important to go see the Great Salt Lake. We visited the lake by visiting Antelope Island (in the lake). Here is a view from the island, back towards the "mainland."|
|A lucky shot on Antelope Island.|
|Despite the name of the island, it is not known for antelope, but for the freely roaming bison. They just pretty much go wherever they please. Here are a couple in a parking lot.|
|To which my husband replied, "I'm not sure those signs will work, I don't think they can read," (insert hilarious laughter here -- like I did).|
|Definitely not on the road.|
We also visited Sweet's Candy Factory -- fun and free samples! -- but we were not allowed to take pictures. But if you're ever in SLC, I recommend you take the free tour. It was a great learning opportunity with a sweet reward.
Stay tuned for the third part of this series -- the trip home.