Monday, November 26, 2012

Antelope Island, Utah

We snuck out of the Texas Tropics and landed in Utah for the week. I am super impressed with Utah, there are some amazing views, everyone is super nice and wow, what a clean city.  Our first stop was over at Antelope Island.  When I heard the word "island" I knew I had to check it out and boy it did not disappoint! 
To get here we crossed the 7 mile causeway, which led us to the most stunning views.  These pictures are nice but they just don't even begin to show you the majestic beauty all around this area.  The island is surrounded by the Great Salt Lake and is also a great destination for birdwatching and more.  As you can see in the first picture, there are bison roaming freely in the area which were first introduced in the 1880s.   The bison have gone from being hunted to now being protected and cared for by the state. The name for this island comes from John C. Fremont and Kit Carson.  These men were  the first non-natives to visit the island and the "story" says they shot a pronghorn antelope for food and in gratitude for this meal they named the island after the antelope.
The reflection of the mountains in the Great Salt Lake is just unreal.
Lastly if you can give me a minute here to celebrate my Irish winning against USC on Saturday, I am just over the moon!  Number #1 baby!
Have you ever visited Utah?


8 comments :

ODYSSEY said...

Stunning. Nothing but water, fresh cool air and blue, blue sky. I know you must be loving it.

Caron's Beach House said...

looks like you had a great time!

Caron

beachcomber said...

great shots! interesting to see your trip. we skiied in utah a long time ago, and drove through the state from north to south.
x

paisleysummer said...

The photos are stunning! It looks like my kinda place x

Nicolle said...

Congrats to your Irish winning! :)

I'm in heaven looking at these pictures. I have never been to Utah, but I want to go now. Absolutely stunning. I know what you mean about the camera not doing it justice. I felt that way when we visited a little town outside of Santa Fe this summer. I could not capture the beauty in a photo. However, you did a great job capturing this beauty. I can't get over how pretty it is.

You always give us a little history lesson, and I love that about you. :)

xo

Cloudia said...

what a wonderful new planet you showed us!



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Madeupgirl said...

Whenever my husband and I go to Vegas, Utah comes up on the miles sign and we or I say sometime we should go to Utah. Now I know there is something cool to see. Love the pics.

jan said...

Gorgeous pictures! My sister lives in Utah. It's beautiful.

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