Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Busy Sightseeing and a Giveaway!!

When we were sightseeing in the Southwest we decided to buy the Annual Park pass...so this means we have to get our money's worth!
One weekend we went to Promontory Point to see the sight were the two rail roads met.
While there we were looking at the well known photo of the joining of the track that is enlarged and on the wall of the visitor center.
They had named some of the people who were there to witness it and wouldn't you know right in the front was one of my great-great grandfathers!
It was a perfect day!  They only move the trains to bring them out, once to show how it moves by steam power and then to put them away at night.  We were lucky to have planned the trip just right so we were able to see the demonstration.
Continuing to see what is in our back yard we drove out to the Bonneville Salt Flats.
I am not sure why this tree but it is an interesting piece of art.
I have never seen the Salt Flats under water before and this was an interesting sight.
There was a good 3-4 inches of water across the desert floor.   So we got out and played in it!
One of the other things we were able to do on this little excursion was to go see the hanger were the Enola Gay was housed before it dropped the bomb in Japan during WWII.
It is hard to believe that Wendover, Utah/Nevada was so huge and populated at one time.
This was very interested to my son and I due to our obsession with all things WWII related.
One last little drive around the Nebo Loop to see the colors in the mountains!
We have already had snow so I am glad we were able to do this before all the leaves were completely gone.
We are to go to Yellowstone and the Tetons next week to make sure we got our money's worth out of the Annual pass but it is looking pretty bleak with the government shut down. 
 But here's HOPING!!!

Since October is the month of CANDY and with keeping Christmas in my heart all year this fun little candy cane ornament will be given away to a winner.
The Rules:
Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.
New followers always welcome.
Leave a way for me to contact you if you do not have a blog.
If you would like to share this giveaway I would appreciate it! 
Winners will be picked on October 13th and announced on the 14th.
Might even be an extra little something fall related for another follower so you have to stay tuned.
Open to all USA and Canadian friends. 
Good Luck to all!
Thank you to all who follow my blog and listen to the rambling.  
 I truly appreciate you all.
Enjoy your day and good luck,


  1. Hi!!! Very cute!!!! I love decorating for all seasons!!!!!

  2. Thank you for the little road trip. Interesting sights. I love the west, especially Colorado.

    The mountain pics are great. Love your little ornie. Toss my name in the pot please. I will post on my sidebar for ya.


  3. Hi Barb - Your vacation sounds like such fun - and how amazing to find your Great grandfather's name! Love a chance to win...thanks so much!

  4. Looks like you had fun! Get all the sightseeing done that you can before the snow flies! :)

  5. Hello, wonderful trip pictures, looks like a great time.....the colours in the mountains is so pretty.......sweet candy cane, please enter me in your giveaway please, Blessings Francine.

  6. Wow! Any fellow would love to have those trains to play with. Salt flats... is that water good for the skin? You've got such beauty all around you. I think it's great that your kids are so interested in the history. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Oh, I love your handmade items! Thanks so much!!! I'll share on facebook also!

  8. What a fun time! We love the annual passes, too. Are all of the parks open now? I hope you get to make some more trips! And thanks for the sweet giveaway. I'm enjoying this Fall more than any! Hugs!

    1. PS I mentioned you on my blog today. I'm showing off my watermelon slices! heehee!

  9. Probably too late for this one but just wanted to say how cool to see that water on top of the salt flats! Looks like you all had a great time:)


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