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Monday, April 27, 2009

Tulip Festival

Today I went to the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival in Lehi, Utah. I've lived here for 8, almost 9, years, and I've never been to this festival. There are hundreds of thousands of tulips on display. It was even more enjoyable, because I went with a friend from work, Shantel, and one of our Cherish Bound consultants, Vicky Lamb and her husband, Randy. My son Grant came along as well. I'm going to post some of the pictures that Grant took here. He told me he snapped around 200 pictures (so I was expecting to have pictures of everything), but like all photographers, he deleted probably 150 of them that weren't to his liking. Unfortunately, he didn't bring his D50, so he used mine. Bummer - I probably would have had way more pictures to share had I taken them. That's ok, though. The pictures he did take (and keep) are quite lovely. Here are some of the incredible things we saw...

I've lived near some awe-inspiring sights in my life. And I've tried to take the time to visit those sights. I've been to Washington D.C. (with all of the museums/statues/buildings that are so familiar), Ashville, NC (with the largest privately owned home - Biltmore House), Gettysburg, PA (with the heart-wrenching graveyards), Lancaster, PA (with all that gorgeous farmland and those Amish homes), New York City, NY (with things like the Statue of Liberty, the Twin Towers, Times Squares, etc.) and I could go on and on. Sometimes, when you lived near something like these gardens at Thanksgiving Point, you never quite make it out the door to visit. It's a shame, because Utah has many beautiful parts. I've lived here most of my life and I guess I've never realized how pretty it is. Except for the mountains - the one thing that I missed so much when I moved away. When we sing "Purple mountains majesty" - that's my home. We live in a very beautiful area. Right under those Rocky Mountains, actually.

This picture is looking right outside of my front door! BEAUTIFUL.

I really need to take the time to stop and enjoy what is around me more than I do. What's around you? Go and visit!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The tulips are beautiful! We've never been there... we really need to go!

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