And then we enjoyed a week of fun activities in Salt Lake City after the wedding:
The Utah Museum Fine Arts has a special program for children every third Saturday which is a phenomenal program! It is free and this month had Mayan art for its inspiration. Every child got to decorative clay pot after being inspired with the Mayan pottery collection searching for specific objects like the rectangular polychrome vase
or the polychrome vase.
Example of the clay plate Mayan inspired project for children at Utah Museum of Fine Art’s third Saturday for children (free admission!);
We had to visit the Leonardo Museum to see Becca’s award winning Reflections project on display. It was park of the SPARK exhibit.
What is “spark?” Is it that feeling you get when you know you’re on to something big? Is it that irresistible flow of an idea that’s just about to burst into reality? What happens when your creativity is ignited? What becomes possible?
They get it– the Leonardo created this brand new (and really big) exhibition.
Imagine, explore and interact with over 700 pieces of original 2D and 3D art, live performances, original writings, and more. And many of the featured works were created by artists who are just like YOU! (Becca was one of the artists with her award winning project!)
A lively variety of domestic skills are demonstrated in Village homes. You can watch wool being carded and spun into yarn that will be colored with a kaleidoscope of dyes made from native plants, many grown right here at the Park. At another historic building, candles are being dipped layer-by-layer over a small open fire in the back yard and quilting demonstrations are sure to leave you warm at heart!A visit to the Park is not a tour of historic artifacts behind velvet ropes and glass, but a true experience of life as it was in the early days of the West. The Native American Village offers a window to a world long since gone, where members of Utah’s indigenous tribes interpret the history of their native people. You can also enjoy the Park from the comfort of one of three replica trains and see and hear the history of the settlement, or simply spend the day walking the quiet streets on your own.
One of the highlights of our visit, or at least Henry and Becca thought, was to the Brigham’s Doughnut shop.I found a recipe for Brigham’s Doughnut in the Friend Magazine, July 1975:
2 cups buttermilk
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine ingredients, kneading in enough flour to make a soft dough that’s not too sticky. Roll out and cut into doughnuts. Fry in deep, hot lard. President Brigham Young enjoyed this pastry.
We also enjoyed the pony rides and train rides!!
I posted a picture of Becca and Henry riding the ponies at Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, but I wanted to add this movie. Nothing is as endearing as a child’s first pony ride and Henry’s absolute delight is contagious and absolutely warmed my heart!