Saturday, June 2, 2012

More from the trip...

There is just so much to post. I don't know where to about Salt Lake City, UT...and some food. We found a great tapas restaurant while wandering around downtown. Here's a selection of what we had...

Smoked pheasant & taleggio bruschetta with tapenade

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Tart Cherry Chutney.

Tarragon Halibut Cakes with Meyer Lemon Jus & Saffron Aoili
(my favorite)

And, here I am at the Family History Library near the Temple. In case you didn't know, the Mormons keep records and family history on most Americans, and many other countries people, as well. I am no expert on the why and when they started this, but I wanted to go there and see what I could find about my family.
Surprisingly, quite a bit in the short 2 hours I was there. A volunteer helps you look things up-- and let me tell you, she was very helpful. I made copies of 1930s census reports from my Mother's side, both her father's parents, and mother's.
I could have spent days there looking into all kinds of family history, but decided to go to a pub instead. Then, the tapas place. Oh, and another bar.

If you are interested in geneology and searching your family history, this place is amazing!

Wow--- there's a lot to do once ya get home from vacation! I've been busy catching up on everything.

Tomorrow, I will get pictures from the felting workshop and my travel journal- we did a ton of sketches and writing in it! It was perfect.


craftattack said...

Museums and good food - fantastic way to spend a holiday! Hugs, Valerie

Corrine at said...

Yum, yum, yum. Wow that food looks great, and you do too in that top, pretty lady. xox

Penny said...

YUM!!! Sounds like you had a good time. We lived in Ogden, UT for awhile and always enjoyed going down to Salt Lake City.

DIAN said...

Delicious looking food. Love the halibut cakes.