Road Trip – 07/27/19 – Day 2
Spent last night in St. George, Utah, courtesy of Jenn and Curtis Peters
Drove to Enoch, Utah, and picked up Kaiya and Delilah. These two young girls (ages 11 and 7, maybe) are De’s unofficial grandaughters. They will be our companions for this adventure.
Our goal for the day was to make it to the Salt Lake City environs. Originally, I’d planned to once again venture off the Interstate and take a back route. Although we had unlimited time with a confirmed reservation for a Marriott Residence Inn Suite, and surplus hours to get there, based on my experience yesterday across the Mojave National Preserve, I decided to chicken out and take the direct route. Alone I might have gone around. But with the two girls in the back seat…..
North of Enoch we did venture up Highway 70 to visit the Utah historic site called Cove Fort. According to Wikipedia: “Cove Fort is a fort and historical site located in Millard County, Utah. It was founded in 1867 by Ira Hinckley (the paternal grandfather of Gordon B. Hinckley) at the request of Brigham Young.” Should you ever be motoring up Interstate-15 on the way to Salt Lake City, you should make this minor side trip. It’s history is fascinating.
We had plenty spare time after checking into the Residence Inn and dinner at IHOP, so we met up with Tiana and AJ McCall and my newest Great-Grandson Dimitri at Liberty Park, somewhere south of SLC. That was the venue for an all day African Festival.
Lots and lots of vendors: jewelry, art, clothing,foods. The theme was Africa and except for a couple two-percenters that didn’t read the memo, it was followed. The stage show was great. It even had me clapping and rocking.