Tuesday and Wednesday were full research days. Thursday was the only day that it rained and I had lunch in the Library lunch room. Because a group of us were going to take a tour of the city and the immediate surrounding areas that day, we wanted only to have a small break at noon as we were going to be leaving just after 3 so that we could be ready for the tour.
I was walking back to the hotel with a couple of the others in our group, when I woman stopped me and asked, "Where are your Iles from?" I replied, "Gloucestershire, England". She returned with "Mine are from Brimpsfield." What was my reply? "Mine are from Brimpsfield, too." We exchanged contact information. I commented that I thought we had corresponded by email after seeing postings on the Rootsweb Gloucestershire mailing list.
So how did she know I was an Iles? My business card is in a window on the bag I was caring.
We didn't have time for a longer chat but I will have to be in touch again before my next visit to Salt Lake City.
The tour out into the country side was very interesting and we were so lucky that the rain had stopped and the sun was shining brightly.
|State Capitol building|
Supper was at the Lion Pantry and the highlight of the evening was the choir practice of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Their music is so wonderful to listen to. Several of us walked back through the gardens to our hotel.
|Temple and pools - playing with camera settings|
Friday was also a full day of researching. By the time 5 o'clock came on Saturday, I was researched out. Not that there was not more that I could research but my brain was tired. The group got together for supper. Some went back to the Library but a few of us decided to walk around and see more of the area. A tour of the Beehive House was enjoyed by all of us.
© 2010 Janet Iles