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.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Rocket Scientist's Mystery

First let me say ***#!&?#!***. Amanda and I got hooked on the clue type interactive
games Myst, Riven, and Exile. Well after many failed attempts to get ANYWHERE, we ran
for the cheat sheet books. Even with the walk through mauals to the games we still had to call in the "BIG GUN". After alot of time spent (lost) on trying to reach a new level by cracking a code on a piano tone, we ran and got Dean. In he walks, listens and in no time we are on our way to the new dimension in our game. Quick Mayberry (Amanda) save it !!! I was intrigued when I read Jod my sis was hooked on Nancy Drew. It sounds perfect for me. I ordered. It came. I opened it last night. It says for ages 10 and older. Well I have never claimed to be a genius, but I am older than 10. Are 10 year old's also 5th graders ? Apparently you need to be a rocket Scientist. Apparently I can't pour a beer in an Irish Pub or spot the differences of pictures in the time allowed. Apparently I am always broke and can't collect a coin. This has given me a new direction in life and it's not to rise to the challenge and
"smarten" up and figure things out. No. I am going to start with mystery games for ages 10 and YOUNGER. Freddie Fish here I come!


  1. That does it- we need to plan a day and solve these mysteries together! Maybe 2 non rocket scientists can create the mind of a rocket scientist.

  2. Freddie Fish is impossible. But then again, I couldn't even find nemo. Glad I found your blog!

  3. Babs - That Nancy Drew game is hard!!!! I am ashamed to admit that I haven't even finished it yet. It was on our main computer when the motherboard went out. Then I put it on our laptop and that motherboard went out. I"m still hijacking Elora's computer when I need my internet fix. Sigh. But now I want to get Myst!