Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

This morning we ate breakfast at the hotel and then took a walking tour of St. George. Among the historic, pioneer sites that we saw were Brigham Young's winter house, the first school in St. George and a number of 19th century pioneer homes and businesses. The tour of Young's house was very interesting. Holes in the ceilings provided a means for the hot air to escape. There was a number of fruit and nut trees on the property, including an original mulberry tree that they used to make silk.

Here are pictures of the house, a Brigham Young interpreter, and some of the house furnishings.

For lunch we stopped at a unique cafe that was formally a gas station and grocery store that was built in 1879.
Our next stop was the home of Jacob Hamblin who was an early pioneer who was a missionary to the Indians. He has the distinction of being in the Cowboy Hall of Fame for having the most documented miles riding a horse.

After checking into the condo, where we will be for the next few days, we unpacked, rested and went to the Golden Arches for a hamburger.

We then went to the Tabernacle to see a musical program. These are presented each Friday night and tonight was the group, Grace Notes. They are 6 women who sang for an hour a variety of patriotic and religious songs. A wonderful way to end the evening.

1 comment:

misslynda said...

GREAT pictures. I read it earlier without pictures but like it even better now. You have had a repeat wonderful Shakespeare trip.