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Salt Lake City

April 9, 2011

This week has been interesting. Having an outdoor event is always a risk but we usually get by just fine unless there is lightning or snow, and there have been both this week in Salt Lake City.  Brendan was able to stop over from Colorado, and these are few things we saw/ate:

–  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Every Thursday at 8pm the choir practices and you can see them perform for free!  It was very cool to walk around the whole area and see inside the tabernacle.  Oh, and the singing was pretty good too.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Bruges Waffles and Frites:  Brendan took me here for breakfast Friday.  It was featured on Man vs. Food and they only serve three things: a sandwich called the Machine Gun, waffles, and fries. Brendan and I have had a weakness for waffles ever since we had them in Brussels, and these were by far the best I’ve ever had. I had mine with Speculoos, which is a spread similar to Nutella but made from mashed up cookies (YUM).  We also shared some frites even though it was 10:30AM; mostly because the proprietor referred to them as “Belgian home fries.”  We finished off our breakfast of champions with a delicious beverage that was half Belgian hot chocolate, half coffee.

Family History Library: The largest collection of ancestry records in the world.  It is right across from the Tabernacle and there are tons of volunteers to help you find records of your family (they even give you free access to websites like ancestry.com).  While it was cool to see, our searches would have been more successful if we had better prepared and done our family homework.  A cool stop in SLC, but make sure you know who you want to look for!

I’m off to my 31st state tomorrow: Missouri!  Eastward ho!

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