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.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I submitted 6 pictures to the County Fair this
past August, and to my great surprise they all
won a blue ribbon for 1st place. The mamma and
baby moose was one of them, and I will bore you
with all 6 over the next few weeks or until
somthing exciting happens and I can write about
Eli and I spent 3 wonderful days at grandma
and gramps house and he sure misses them. Not
for long though, we will celebrate Eli's
b-day in Salt Lake City and hope to see A
Christmas Carol with everyone the same weekend
at the IMAX theater.
My favorite part of my trip, Ken - Dad - Eli (!)
and I stayed up till 2am laughing and the Ma
kept getting up and wondering what we were up
too! Just like old times. Brian was there
but left a little after midnight. My Family
is hilarious and I miss them all so much. Also
Con-man has grown two feet. Sooo not exaggerating !!
One handsom nephew I have.