Our trip took us due south from Alberta, into the US through Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and finally to Arizona. We made a few stops along the way.
You've already been introduced to Basin, MT, site of the infamous Expedition death.
|The nicest old building on Main St.|
After a timely rescue by Lloyd, we continued on our southward trek, rushing through Idaho without incident...or photo op...and into Utah, where we stopped at the new 5 billion dollar mall in downtown Salt Lake City. It really is quite an amazing place, more like a town square than a mall, incorporating renovated old buildings, outdoor spaces as well as spacious indoor areas, fountains, stores, etc.
|Emily and Allan in the mall|
|The creek, complete with fish, which meanders through the main level|
|The center of the mall. The buildings all around are part of the mall as well.|
|One of the mall fountains with the LDS Temple in the background|
|Lloyd, with the retractable roof overhead|
From Salt Lake, we continued on to Filmore, UT, where we spent the night in a lovely motel. Then early next morning we drove south stopping to explore the small Kolob Canyon before going onward through St. George, and the Virgin River Gulch into a corner of Arizona then slightly west into Nevada.
|Kolob Canyon where the rocks and roads are red|
|Emily and Allan at Kolob...not sure what Allan's looking at|
|Lloyd resting at a canyon picnic area|
And you have to know that in Nevada we made our next stop in Las Vegas. But that's a story for the next blog entry.
to be continued...