Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Memories - Salt Lake City 2010 - Part 4

I have been busy lately so I didn't finish talking about the trip to Salt Lake City.  In my presentation last week, I used some of the material that I found while I was at the Library. It is hard to believe that almost three months have past since we were there.

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.
Beehive House

© 2010 Janet Iles

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