This last weeks ‘day off’ excursion was to the Daughter’s of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Ogden. The building was commissioned by Brigham Young in 1877 as the only known Relief Society for the LDS Church.
The building is jam-packed with artifacts of the early pioneers. Lots of pictures of the original pioneers adorn the walls. Samples of crochet, tatting, embroidery, etc amazed me with the tiny detailing. Old hand carts, saddles, chaps, and guns give the ‘old west’ feel. Musical instruments provided music to listen to or dance along with.
The are many examples of different kinds of furniture that was used in homes. There is a cabinet that was made by Brigham Young while he was teaching his sons the art of carpentry. Household items such as dishes, pots & pans, lamps, washing machines, cheese boards, etc are on display. There is so much on display that it would be hard to see it all in one visit…I’m sure that if one were to visit the museum several times they would find something new each time.
One interesting thing we found was that Brigham Young tried to introduce the ‘Deseret Alphabet’ in the late 1800s. There were 4 ‘readers’ published…however, it didn’t go over well and didn’t last past the late 1800s.
The museum offers a ‘Treasure Hunt’ of sorts to ‘young people’….but this ‘old person’ took a hand out and found all of the items listed on the sheet! The seek and find aspect of the Treasure Hunt helped us to see things we may not have otherwise seen. Fun!
In the basement among the artifacts were two ladies working on a quilt. We stopped and chatted with them for a while and then gave us some more history and also told us of a couple of places to visit in the area.
We stopped for lunch at Brixton’s Baked Potato as I had a gift cert from Restaurant.Com. They offer baked potatoes with different toppings. I chose the Pot Roast Potato while Michael went with the Pulled Pork. The pot roast was topped with gravy and green beans while the pulled pork was topped with BBQ sauce and cole slaw. Both were good but we both felt like the potato should have been the star of the dish and it wasn’t…plus the potatoes weren’t fresh and that was quite a downer. Oh well.
We bought a new comforter for our bed this past spring it replaced the spread that came in the coach, which we liked but was getting worn. However, the comforter we purchased just didn’t cut it. It wasn’t ‘tacked’ in places and just always looked crappy. Eventually we stopped making the bed because it never looked nice.
We broke down and purchased a new quilted coverlet from Kohls last week and I really like it….Michael is not quite so sure. I love the weight, the color and the design. I had to ask our daughters in law if the burgundy sheets looked ok with the coverlet colors since Michael didn’t believe me….but now that they say it looks ok…we’re good. Glad to know my opinion is worth nothing to him…eh?? Pffft
Michael’s been plugging away at projects when he’s able. He’s finished sanding Zoe’s stool but now needs to router her name on the top. He ordered a couple of new puck lights for under the kitchen counter and installed them. The switch for our front landing gear started acting up when we were leaving the oil patch this spring so he ordered a new one and installed it. Our pin box cover was cracked so he ordered a new one and installed it as well. He also ordered a new awning cover but hasn’t been able to get it installed as of yet….soon hopefully. He’ll need a little help with it.
Had a bit of a freak out a few days ago when I was at the office and felt something crawling on my leg. I flicked it off and it landed on the floor. It was a fairly large spider and even ickier looking! One of the girls came and squashed it and said it was a Cat’s Eye Spider and was lethal. Eek! When I got home I googled it to find that the actual name was and it is NOT lethal! Whew!
Things are really starting to slow down at the campground. We’re finding we have more and more time between reservations as it was back to back to back during the height of the season. This past Sunday we had just 4 campers out of 15 in our loop. It was WONDERFUL! Granted we had 10 arrivals on Monday (LOL) but it was great while it lasted!
I work with the reservations report and where the report used to be 17 pages long we are now down to 15 1/2 pages…might not seem like much…but it is! The end is near!