Finally, I'm getting around to posting some pics from my Utah trip. I flew from Phila to Salt Lake City. Emily and I had lunch at a fabulous restaurant in this beautiful building called the Joseph Smith Memorial building (I think). Anyhow we were able to get a stunning view of the LDS (Mormon) temple in Salt Lake. This picture doesn't do the building justice. It is absolutely gorgeous.
Then we took a tour of Temple Square, which I understand is quite famous. Here is another view of the temple. It has a huge reflecting pool in front of it, but I don't have a good picture of it.
We saw lots of interesting things in Temple Square, one of the most interesting being where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and orchestra perform. Emily is a member of the orchestra. Despite what she might tell you, she is a fabulous viola player, as well as violin also!
Then we drove to Provo, where Em and her family live. Check out this mountain picture. These mountains are everywhere and are a "typical" backdrop all over Provo. I couldn't get over their beauty.
If you're really lucky, you'll bump into a cowboy every now and again. While Emily's husband is a Russian professor at BYU, he is an amateur cowboy on the side. They own 4 horses. This picture is taken in their backyard. Check out the gorgeous view of the mountains right in their backyard!
Tomorrow, I will post more pictures, most from my tour of BYU. I think the poor tour guide will never forget me. I was unintentionally a very animated tour-ee. How shocking! Can you imagine me not being perfectly behaved as I usually am?