Salt Lake City Area 05/27/16

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1 No visit to Salt Lake is complete without a stop at the Salt Flats.
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2 A salt desert, you can see the curve of the Earth here!
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3 Hanhan, not trusting the signs, tasted the salt flats. It's salt.
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4 Going to get Mormon history. Very interesting.
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5 The LDS Temple.
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6 Tabernacle and Temple. It was supposed to rain. Really!
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7 Lots of Mormon's had to pull a hand cart because they had lost everything in Illinois and Missouri.
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8 The Angel Moroni stands atop the Temple.
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A rocket factory and test area is about 3 miles from the Golden Spike site. Just 100 years seperate the rail feat from the moon landing.

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The Great Salt Lake.

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I decided to trust that the lake is actually salty.

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12 Old train station in downtown Salt Lake. Very nicely restored.
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13 Garden in front of Brigham Young's house.
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14 The flowers are very dense and colorful.
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15 This was called Lion House. Lion is one of Brigham Young's nicknames among Mormons.
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16 Hanhan on Mars. Missed a turn using Google Maps...
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17 Stupid Great Basin rattlesnake! They are rare. They'll be more rare as soon as I kill this one.
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18 We visited the University of Utah's garden. Everything was in full bloom.
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19 English Garden
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20 Roses abound here. This one was very fragrant.
21 The front of the Temple.