We started off our first full day in Utah by heading down to Temple Square. Noah has been talking about seeing the Salt Lake Temple, or 'Gram's Temple', as he calls it, for months and months. He was not disappointed.
Noah has also started calling the Salt Lake Temple 'My Temple', and he made sure his temple got a full inspection.
We also visited the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, rode to the 26th floor of the Church Office Building to see the amazing view, and spent time at the Church History Museum. The Museum has a really great (and free!) section for kids. One of the exhibits was Nephi's boat.
Nephi's boat and then did some fishing off the side.
Before leaving we also walked through the new City Creek Mall (AMAZING) and had lunch at the Blue Lemon. And, despite the lack of pictures of Luke, he WAS there. I guess he was just such a little gem in the stroller that we didn't want to take him out for a picture. Sorry buddy. I do have a few that I'll use in another post.
The boys naps were long, so we weren't sure what to squeeze in before dinnertime. Nate suggested Cabela's, so we checked it out. Talk about a fun store.
I love when Noah says, "He's a mean guy," referring to one of the big
fish, and "It's under the sea!" I also think this little clip
captivates the excitement and energy Noah had during almost the entire
trip. His little legs were constantly on the go and ready to see
whatever lie ahead.
And sweet Luke, just continued to be a champ in the stroller -- as long as we kept moving and looking at new things.
We lost Nate in the fly fishing section for a while, so the boys and I took a look at the crazy amount of taxidermy in the store. If taxidermy can be considered impressive, it sure was. There are animals of literally every variety, climate and habitat. Once Nate caught up with us we stopped at another area to feed the fish.
After taking in the rest of the store, we headed back to Gram's for a late dinner and much needed bedtime. Our first full day in Utah was an exhausting success!