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.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Out Of The Mouth Of My Babe
He just says the funniest things. The other day we walked up a long road and on our sleds, took a long steady ride back. We gained a little speed and crashed at the end of our ride. That was awesome and a ton of fun "my handsome fella" I say. Mom he says seriously, call me Eli, the doctors and officers all call me Eli. ( who are the
doctors and officers ? ) Sunday Amanda, Lynzi , Eli and I all go the small town of
Vernal for a great day of shopping, laughing, and of course eating. We picked a place before we got into town and had fun saying what we all were going to order. So we were crushed and just a little disapointed when we pulled in and it was closed. Well it was sunday. Lets find a new place we decide. But, but, but Eli say's in a loud and excited voice - just call them on your phone and tell them to come down and OPEN THE DAMN DOOR !! Laughing so hard - can't breath. Lynzi( 7 yrs old )calmly says, thats just what beavers build, it's not a bad word. My little 4 year old saves the day - one morning he say's mom I think I will start calling you my Sweet Heart Momma. It just does'nt get any better than that.