Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Salt Lake City

Jimbob and I were in Salt lake City weekend before last to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Spectacular. Of course, they no longer perform in in the Tabernacle, but at the Convention center. I couldn't take in my good camera, so some of these were taken with my phone. You weren't allowed to photograph the performance, but they had no problem with you taking pictures of the building.

Natalie Cole and David McCullough were the guest performers this year.

This first picture shows a small part of the center. Capacity is 21,000 and it was full for all four performances. That's 84,000 total.

This was the empty stage. At one time, there were about 700 performers present and accounted for.

On Saturday, Jimbob and I walked down the street to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for lunch. At one time this was the Hotel Utah.

We walked through Temple Square back to our hotel after the performance and saw some of the historical markers.

And lights...Lots of lights.

Friday, December 18, 2009


I'm sitting here, manning the phones at the Master Gardener's office for my final three hours of volunteer time for the year. Why did I wait so long? Well, I don't like answering the phones. If I sign up for the middle of winter, there isn't a ton of gardening going on, so no phone calls.

This is a requirement for re-certification, so it's a must. I'd much rather be at one of our information booths, or a continuing education class. Twenty minutes left and I'm out of here. Or just playing around in the dirt.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night.