Sweet’s, Great Salt Lake, Mummy’s & A Treehouse!

Posted by on April 16, 2013

We got a little snow early Monday morning…making a thick white layer over the grass, trees & mountains.

Tree in our front yard

Tree in our front yard

Poor truck...

Poor truck…

View from the living room window

View from the living room window

Yesterday morning we had an appointment for a 9:00 am free tour of the Sweet’s Candy Factory!  Unfortunately, no cameras were allowed inside.  The Sweet Company has been family owned and operated since it first opened in Portland, Oregon in 1892.  It moved to Salt Lake City in 1900 and has been here since.

Sweet Candy Company

Sweet Candy Company

We had 5 people on our tour, the two of us and 3 Jewish men from New York….they were a hoot!  One in particular had quite the sweet tooth and let us all know it!  We watched a short 10 minute video before starting the actual tour.  The tour itself lasted about 30 minutes, taking us through several areas of the factory and allowing us to sample a few different candies.

So much to choose from!

So much to choose from!

When the tour ended we spent some time checking out the ‘candy store’.  All profits from the sales in the store go to charity, which we liked.  Of course we had to donate to charity!  We left with salt water taffy, sour balls, Boston baked beans, & French burnt peanuts.  Yum!

Salt Water Taffy!

Salt Water Taffy!

From Sweet’s we drove a short distance to the Great Salt Lake Marina so that we could get a better view of the Great Salt Lake.  We can see if from most everywhere…but not a real good view.  Unfortunately, it was overcast, rainy & snowy so we didn’t get the view we’d hoped for.

The Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake

Taken a little while later when the sun started to peek out

Taken a little while later when the sun started to peek out

The marina...

The marina…

Thanks to Roadside America we visited the Pyramid of Modern Mummification…well just the outside, anyway.  It’s used by the Summum organization/religion for training in its philosophy.  Summum practices modern mummification and transference as a way to guide one’s spirit to a greater destination following ones death.  The founder, Claude Newell, passed away in 2008 was the first person to under go mummification and is said to be in a bronze mummiform inside the pyramid.  A little too freaky for me but the pyramid is cool!

Summum Pyramid

Summum Pyramid

We also made a stop at The Treehouse Yard, another Roadside America find…if you’re not using Roadside America…you’re missing out!  So….this one was really quite strange.  Not sure if anyone ever actually used this maze of pipes & poles as a treehouse and climbed up there but I can tell you’d I’d never let my kids climb on this tangled mess!  Wow!

Oh what a tangled web we weave...

Oh what a tangled web we weave…

While we were out we didn’t waste the time….we captured 26 Munzees!  We try to capture Munzee’s near the route/places we are visiting and today’s hunt took us to a couple of very cool places.

Found a Munzee on this cool machine at a Granite company

Found a Munzee on this cool machine at a Granite company

Our hunt took us to the Internation Peace Gardens

Our hunt took us to the International Peace Gardens

Remnants of the 2002 Winter Olympics

Remnants of the 2002 Winter Olympics

We were treated to this beautiful view of SLC and the Capitol building

We were treated to this beautiful view of SLC and the Capitol building

Let's play, 'Where's the Munzee'?!

Let’s play, ‘Where’s the Munzee’?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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