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, July 2, 2009
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1- We spent a month in the city (fixin up the Kearns house for a 1
year lease)and moving everything left there. It wasn't all work.
Lets hope for a good quiet lease year. (too late!)
2- Thanks to Strong Ben and Cody for all your help!
3- Special thanks to my Shelly belly for all the GREAT
food and company!
4- Most thanks to Jo-mamma (who I love) for being the
best mom ever to my special kids.
5- Gramps, Eli and I went to the living aquarium while
in the city, we got toooo many pic's to post them all.
Our favorite part? Just spending the day with the folks.
6- Cody, Eli and I rode the Trax Train to The museum of
7- I came home to water !!! I will never figure out how
my honey (Dean) found the time - but what a surprise!!
Running hot water and washer. LUXURY
8- I will soon write a story on water and conservation,
and waste. I went right back to long hot showers in the
9- We had our mail stolen. Made alot of calls. We go
down the mountain every day for mail now. While
Shipping packages last December from the city, the
gal asked, do you really have a highway contract box?
It's a rural route box the sits on hwy 40.
10- Rain, rain go away. 6 solid weeks of rain. We planted
peppers (and lots of other vegi's) and they haven't grown.
Also-they haven't died.
11- We had a dutch oven cook - out with the kids and grands.
I kept the grand(babies)and we ran camp Hevelone. Will
be my next blog, and we miss them kids so much, we will
have camp Hevelone again in august.
12- Shelby the dog has been missing for over two weeks.
Anyone who ever met her said she was the best dog. I hope
she has a new good home.
13- The chickens are hilarious creatures and we laugh
when Eli feeds them. One dominates the food(slice of
bread)and the other three chase her around and around
for their fair share. She cant stop to eat or the others
will catch up. So they run and we laugh. Very amusing.
14- Sego lilies are in bloom for Deans birthday. They
are sparse this year(prob to much rain). Last year we
had fields of hundreds as far as the eye could see. I
will repost an older blog with a picture.
15- I have tried to post this blog a few times but failed-
not enough time, the library closes at 6 not 6:05 my fun
librarian guy teases us, then throws us out. I saved one
in draft and cannot get it to post. I drove to the library
and had no TIME restrictions only to find out the internet
was down - first time ever.
16- My Lynzi Lou helped me soooo much with Camp( shoes,
outhouse, teeth brushing, sun protection application, etc.)
that I took her to a local soda fountain Rexall drug gift and
cafe for lunch. After we hit the local library in R Town and
we decided to relax and chill out. She named it chill-axin.
We also had fries and hot fudge sunday's.
17- Eli starts swim lessons soon. We will go for 8 mornings,
then to the park for lunch and friends. There is a walkway park
here it winds (safely) around the stawberry river and so we
may have to get us "our fishin permits".
18- There is the best program out here. Eli gets tested in
5 areas on August 24th, and if he is delayed in any area,
he will go to pre-school two days a week. If he has no delays
then we have a great year before he starts kindergarten and I
will continue to teach him at home. Some teacher will appriciate
that I have taught him to Listen with his ears open and his mouth
shut. I think he will have delays in speech.
19- Dean is turning 49 on saturday. He wants Nachos for dinner.
He doesn't get ice cream on his special day. The store is 21
miles one way, in July and our freezer is to small and filled
to the max. I will take him to Al's for ice cream next week.
20- I miss my mom and dad. I kinda miss my sibs tooo.
21- Wendy is coming out for a long walk.