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Topaz Internment Camp Site | 12 Utah Staycations

We headed out to the Topaz Internment Camp Site just outside of Delta on Sunday morning. While there isn't much out there, I really wanted to see for myself where the Japanese people were moved too. Since I had already cried the day before at the Topaz Museum, I felt much more prepared for the site itself. There was a sort of tragic beauty to the place. Nothing for miles, desert, sagebrush. I tried to envision thousands of people behind fences and living their lives as best they could. I probably would have failed and been bitter. You can drive
U-Dig Fossils | Dig for Trilobites | 12 Utah Staycations harm Thu, 10/31/2019 - 15:15
I've been waiting to go to U-Dig Fossils in Delta for YEARS! Years. I follow a few random rockhounding facebook groups and somehow facebook kept pushing U-Dig ads at me. I'm so glad I saw those ads! U-Dig Fossils is quite the destination and you have to commit to the drive. There are a few rolling hills on the dirt road and it's SUPER fun to speed up while on those! We saw some wild horses and they were magnificent. Be sure to read out tips below before you head out on your own trip! You can just show up
Great Basin Museum | 12 Utah Staycations harm Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:15
We were headed to the Topaz Museum in Delta and stumbled across the Great Basin Museum which just happens to be next door. So, of course, we stopped in. They had some awesome glow in the dark rocks, a train set, and some awesome old stuff. We only have about 10 minutes to look around, so we didn't get to experience the full museum, but this place is definitely worth the visit if you are passing through town. They also handed out free obsidian to the kids, which they were all thrilled about! Right next door is the Topaz Museum
Topaz Internment Museum | 12 Utah Staycations harm Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:12
The Topaz Museum in Delta is a beautiful tribute to those who suffered at the Japanese Internment Camps. While I don't know anyone personally from the Topaz camp, my grandmother was sent to an internment camp in Arkansas. She never talked about it, not really in detail, no one did. It was something the Japanese people didn't talk about. My husband and I were trying to explain to our kids what the internment camps were and it sounded stupid to say "Grandma was sent there because she was Japanese." What else could we say? My grandma was a young woman

The Bug House | 12 Utah Staycations

If you've been following along on our RV Staycation, you know that we love rocks. I mean, we just visited the Dugway Geode Beds and U-Dig Fossils, so it only seemed natural to visit an actual rock shop! We visited the Bug House in Delta. It's locally owned and mines many of their own rocks! We were able to check out the shop and purchase some rocks (because you know I can't say no to rocks. Ever.) We saw behind the scenes where all the cutting, polishing and grit happens in a rock shop. It was super cool to find
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