Thursday, June 4, 2015

Date Night in SLC

 Chad and I wanted to enjoy a date night and came up with the idea to visit Gilgal Park and hike Ensign Peak. The park is tucked away in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Salt Lake. The property was owned by an LDS businessman who loved creating stone art as a tribute to the gospel. The structures are so very unusual, but fascinating! There are scriptures inscribed in rocks all around. This is probably the most well-known piece of art from the park. A sphinx with the head of Joseph Smith.
And an arch with a keystone. There is a lot of symbolism all over. It was neat to look for them and try to figure out where he was coming from.
 We took a hike up Ensign Peak. This was a first for me.
At the start of our date, we went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse. There sure was a lot of food. I knew we weren't going to be able to save the leftovers because we weren't going straight home. Instead, we had the food put in take away boxes. We drove over to Pioneer Park and found a couple of homeless folks (among the many), and gave them each a box. They were more than happy to take them. It's hard to imagine being in that position. I want to instill in my children the sense of community, and responsibility to help to the extent we are able.

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