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

Mamma Moose and her Baby

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.


  1. There is a picture posted twice ???
    They are posted backwards again
    ( you would think I could figure
    this all out ) and the trip to the
    grandparents is growing with people
    as the Roosevelt-ites will be coming
    as will the Codster. YEAH !!!!!
    It sounds like a holiday party.

  2. Sounds like you all had a lot of fun.

    Love the moose!

  3. I can't figure out how to put pictures on and all that either. Congratulations on your blue ribbons! You have a fun, adventurous life! Love reading YOUR blog! It would be great to all get together for sure!

  4. Congrats on the blue ribbons! Love the moose pics. Did you see them near your home?
    We don't have them here.

    Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned for Eli's bday!