May 2019 – Provo Area and Salt Lake City

We left Huntington State Park a day early to secure a site at Deer Creek State Park for Friday and Saturday as it was first come first serve basis.

We arrived to a half full campground, so got our pick of sites

A beautiful view of the lake with very spacious sites

We drove into Provo and found the India Palace for dinner. Very eclectic area of Provo and the food was delicious

The drive from our campground into Provo was through the Wasatch mountain range and passed Bridal Falls. Legend has it that a young Indian maiden was to elope with her beau but he never showed, so distraught, she threw herself off the cliff

 

Took a drive to Sundance which was around 12 miles away, known for it’s ski resort and film festival. The entire area is owned by Robert Redford and surrounded by million dollar homes

Looking at the hall of pictures from the past

Lake Utah

After a few days we moved north about 50 miles to Jordanelle State Park in Heber City, for easier access to Salt Lake City

We actually booked ahead for this campground as it’s so popular. but once again it was relatively empty.

Again we had a beautiful lake view site

Park City was not far away, so we drove in to look around

A very typical ski resort town with very high end stores. The buildings along Main St were built during the silver mining boom in the 19th century

Park City ski resort sits on 7,300 acres with 348 trails

Played a round at Crater Springs Golf course in Midway UT. a very Swiss inspired town

75 degrees with the snow laden mountains in the background

The course was nicely landscaped and the occasional deer would suddenly appear

 

Drove 40 minutes into Salt Lake City and into Temple Square

We were totally out of place in our shorts. The area had a totally weird vibe, with everyone carrying around their Bibles, they were very friendly folk and helpful too . We couldn’t go far without someone asking if they could help us. We were obviously from another planet

In the visitors center there’s a topographical map of Jerusalem

The Assembly Hall where the Tabernacle Choir perform and broadcast weekly radio programs

We returned the following evening to attend a rehearsal, it was spectacular

The Temple

Of course the visit to Salt Lake would not be complete without seeing the actual Lake.

The drive to it is baron and desolate, as is the lake. Apparently they have tried a couple of times unsuccessfully to build hotels in the area. People to visit in the summer to swim and go boating, but it can’t complete with the freshwater lakes in the Wasatch mountains

The Great Salt Lake

At this point we’ve seen the vast majority of Utah, so time to move on and head further north.

 

1 thought on “May 2019 – Provo Area and Salt Lake City

  1. I loved that little Jordanelle State Park…best of both worlds between scenic beauty and big city living. I absolutely adore that photo of Chris’ golf swing in action! Good to see you finally got your choir fix! I had Indian last week, which always makes me think of you and Steve.

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