Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Brigham Young's Winter Home

While we were in St. George I discovered that Brigham Young and I have something in common: we both love to escape the Salt Lake winters! He had a winter home in St. George (maybe someday I'll do the same!) that we toured. The original house was the part you see on the right. When Brigham Young bought it, he added the two story portion you see on the left.

The tour started in a little room where they had a telegraph office. They also taught us about the cotton they grew. Chase looked a little skeptical that his t-shirt could be made out of the same stuff he saw growing on the cotton plant.
Chase enjoyed climbing in the trees. It was nice to let him get a little energy out too.
The Missionary giving us the tour insisted we take this picture of Chase sitting next to Brigham Youngs top hat!

It was definitely more interesting for me and Brian than for the kids - plus they were ready for lunch - but we made it through the tour without too much fuss.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot believe how big those 2 are getting!! I know I just saw them, but in that last picture with their arms folded... they are grown children (is that really a sentence?)

    They are so cute! I need to take them next time I have a day off!