Fun Utah Facts
The name Utah comes from the Native American Ute Tribe and means people of the mountain. Utah has five national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef. Utah has seven national monuments: Cedar Breaks, Natural Bridges, Dinosaur, Rainbow Bridge, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Timpanogos Cave and Hovenweep. Utah has six national forests: Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-Lasal, Uinta, and Wasatch-Cache. Utah has two national recreational areas: Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon. Utah covers 84,900 square miles of land and is ranked 11th largest state. The Great Salt Lake, which is about 75 miles long and 35 miles wide, covers more than a million acres. Of the 50 states, Utah has the youngest population; one of the highest birth rates; the second lowest death rate; the heathiest population; the hightest literacy rate; the highest percent of high school graduates; and the highest number of people with a college education.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Book Of Us - Staying Connected
My dad - A.K.A.- Grampy wrote a book of his childhood memories. Eli was born to us
a little late in life and I was exhausted after his birth on Nov 24th. I recieved a copy of dads book for christmas that same year, Eli was only 1 month old but I could'nt put the book down. I was so fascinated by his life - my hero - his sense of humor carries the book. I am honored to have recieved such a gift. I will re-read it to Eli soon. This brings me to my guiding light, Red-hair-doos my sister
and her blog. She has kept us all connected. I know this to be true. Amanda has been a regular blogger for a while now, Grampy has a blog, Flagboy. I have a new friend / Pen pal that has a new blog, I can go see her anytime. Cody kind of has one. Brian throws a comment here and there. And then to see that Shelly ( hole in the ) Belly has started a blog, I realize the scope of our blogs. It's the story of us. A lifes journal. A history of family and friends. We all have a story to tell. Thanks to grampy it's in our Genes, our DNA. And thanks to Red-hair-doos it's on paper for our future generations to read. You people better be printing a blog book. I know, I am a sap.