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, February 19, 2009
I am adding a picture of Freedom Bridge, just because we have to cross
it to get to town.
Greenie, Gr`en'ie: of the color of growing grass or foliage, or a remote control
dragon fly, fun, gift from father/gramps.
The great adventure "going to town". We have made a few friends at the
laundro-mat and if it's empty Eli walks in and says, Hey - where is everybody !?
He took his greenie in one day and made a-lot of friends, by flying it into thier faces. Good thing people generally have patience for rowdy, talkative 4 year olds.
One interesting story, I met a gal that had named her baby girl Cindy. She or her husband could'nt even call her by her name, it just didn't fit her. So they went
to the state and since the baby was under 6 mo. old they could change her name
for 1 dollar. They renamed her Rebecca and it fit.
Fun reminder hanging in the doctors office waiting room -
MEN-tal anxiety !
MEN-stral cramps !
MEN-tal breakdown !
How come all our problems begin with men ?
I should have some info on the Freedom Bridge but not finding any.
I wonder about the old bridge and was it as long and in the same spot?
Thats all I got.