Wednesday, September 24, 2014

9-23-2014 Salt Lake City, Utah

We arrived in Salt Lake City in the afternoon, and only allotted one day here, so we hurried over to Temple Square, which had been recommended to us to see.  Glad we did - it is gorgeous!  We also walked around downtown, then found a Yelp deal and had a nice dinner at a lovely place called Ichiban Sushi & Japanese Restaurant.

Not knowing anything about Twin Falls, Idaho, we stopped there for lunch and were treated to this view of the Snake River.

Here is a closeup showing a waterfall in the upper left corner.

The scenic overlook actually went under the bridge so you got a nice view from either direction
View of the Snake River from the other side of the bridge

This is where we ended up stopping for fuel on the way, and the name fit.

Beautiful arch near Temple Square in Salt Lake City

The Lion House and The Beehive House near Temple Square

Our first view of Temple Square

The late afternoon sunlight made this water appear gold

Beautiful flowers and water features are a recurring theme in Temple Square

Dramatic late day sunlight at Temple Square

Public art and flowers in Temple Square

Flowers abound in Temple Square!


Another beautiful reflecting pool in Temple Square

Looking back from the the end of the grass in the middle is a couple having their wedding photos taken.

Outside the LDS museum and visitors center

More Temple Square...

Side view of the Temple

Near sunset view of the Temple

Cara could see "City Creek" on the map.  It turned out to be a beautiful open air mall.

The open air mall went on for several blocks.  This is just the first water feature we saw there.

This is still the open air mall called City Creek

Yes, it's another cool water feature in the mall

Hmmm...certainly not a sign we expected to see in downtown Salt Lake City.

Wandering around downtown we happened upon an outdoor swing dancing lesson - very cool!

Ichiban Sushi & Japanese Restaurant was located in a beautiful old church with ivy growing
on the walls, and stained glass galore.  We sat outside, but this is the lovely main dining area.

These "traditional" Japanese dining areas are perfect for private parties.

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