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 12, 2009
Today was about pushing snow. Dean plowed with the old tractor, today was colder
than most but he loves it. It keeps him busy. I put on the last coat of paint
in the bath, we ate luch. Work done. Now for the fun stuff.
We have a perfect little sled hill for a 4 year old, but we (I) wanted to make a launch pad to gain just a little umpfff to slide farther. We hauled snow in the
sleds yesterday, up the hill and packed it in. I wish I had taken pics yesterday because we also built a luge run and we packed it down and were slidin way down
Also I have a snow angel.
We have had some snow storms lately and last night and all day today down it came.
I like to say to Amanda and other young mothers : Trying to keep a clean house
with three kids is like shoveling your driveway in a snow storm. That is what
I did today, shoveled while it was snowing. For fun. For exercise. I like to
put Eli in a sled and drag him around. For fun. For good exercise. It packs
down the snow and makes pathways.
I am begining to REALLY like snow.