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Utah Territorial Statehouse : Utah's First Capital

Did you know that Utah's first State Capital was in Fillmore Utah? We were passing through Fillmore and saw a sign for the Statehouse so we decided to stop and check it out. I'm so glad we did! The museum is only $1 for kids $2 for adults. We were on a time crunch so we rushed through it in about 10 minutes, but the attendant said that most people take about an hour to get through the self guided tour. The hall of photographs of local founders was my favorite. So much history in one place. Then each room

Day Trip: Mirror Lake and Provo Falls

Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) is one of our family’s favorite day trips. A scenic drive with stops starting in Kamas and ending at Mirror Lake. It can take as short as an hour to get to Mirror Lake from Kamas or as long as you want exploring along the way. If its open, stop at the Kamas Ranger Station at 50 E. Center Street. They usually have some bags made for kids with a frisbee, National Park Service coloring book and pencil. About a mile up the canyon on the left is the Samak Smokehouse and Country Store. Here

Giveaway | Kilo's Italian Ice | Southern Utah | Grubbin'

Italian Ice. Need I say more? Kilo's is an Italian Ice Shop ran by Kirsten and Angelo Nielson. This place was SO cute! We walked the in and the kids went crazy! They were so excited! We sampled and tested every last flavor before finally choosing. They were all so good. We recommend getting a drench. You can thank us later. And can we talk about the cotton candy? This isn't your average cotton candy, its organic! And they have awesome flavors like peach and lemon and about a dozen more. ***GIVEAWAY*** We are hosting a GIVEAWAY for basically one

Roadtrippin' | Frontier Homestead State Park | Southern Utah | Cedar City

Stephanie continues her Road Trippin' Series! We had just arrived in Cedar City after the long drive from up north and we needed to stretch our legs. I saw a road sign for the Homestead and thought I would check it out. There is a small museum that we explored in about 15 minutes, then we went outside and let the kids run crazy! They could have done laundry and played school all day. There are classes availabe on the weekends for spinning and weaving. Sadly, we were there during the week. They also loved mining for gold and and

Grubbin' | Brad's Food Hut | Cedar City | Southern Utah

After exploring the Frontier Homestead, we were starving! We jumped in the car and headed across the street. They had me at the big red roof. It had a small town feel and I was sure the food would be fabulous. I was right! Juicy burger, amazing fries and I couldn't resist the fried mushrooms. They didn't disappoint. Since we were on vacay, I let the kids order chocolate shakes to dip our fries in, but Brads has killer fry sauce, so if you don't like your fries in your shake, they have you covered. Oh and my favorite detail

The Pizza Cart | Grubbin' | Cedar City | Roadtrippin'

Roadtrippin' to Southern Utah this weekend?! Make sure to check these guys out everytime you head down south. After hiking around in Iron County all day the kids were famished. Apparently they were getting sick of trail mix and granola bars, so we promised them fresh hot pizza. As parents that needed to eat too, this meant finding a good pizza place. After asking around and getting advice from a few of the local Cedar City folks we found the The Pizza Cart. Having never tasted their food yet, we looked into them and were instantly in love before ever

Twenty Five Main | Grubbin | St. George

We walked passed this darling bakery and i had to stop because, cupcakes! They happen to be a little cafe and bakery so of course we stopped for lunch and a sweet treat. The kids(7-9yrs) were thrilled that they had pb&j's (their fave), a side of apples and pb&h, because one can never have to much pb&anything I always say. And of course we couldn't pass up SLC's local Apple Beer! I got a salad and homemade lemonade. It was basically amazing. The weather was perfect so we enjoyed eating alfresco on the sidewalk. Afterwards we each picked out a

The Crack | Pioneer Park | St. George | Roadtrippin'

So the First time we took the kids(7m-9yrs) to St. George was in February and I had no clue where to go or what to do, so naturally, I hopped on The Salt Project to look at Harmonys post about The Crack. We went. We loved it. We had to go back. So 3 months later, we found ourselves back in St. George, and ready to do some major exploring. Last time we went to The Crack mid day on a weekend. It was pretty busy, you could only go up the crack because there were people in front and

Giveaway | Town Square Splash Pad | St. George | Roadtrippin'

Just down the street from Pioneer Park (here) is the The Red Rock Splash Pad located in Town Square. We stopped here everyday while we were visiting St. George. The kids (10m-9yrs) loved it! There was plenty of shade for me (ginger) and it is nice and open so it was easy to keep my eye on all for kids at once. It's located right at the heart of down town and is in walking distance of plenty of places to eat and several museums. We'll be sharing some of our newfound favorite places soon! ***GIVEAWAY*** Were you eyeballin' Zions

Glitter Mountain *Updated with new map! | St. George | Roadtrippin'

***************When The Salt Project originally wrote about Glittler Mountain, years ago, we did our homework. There was no claim on this mine. We called the BLM in Arizona to verify. Since then, it appears there is a claim on the mine. (We've also called and haven't been able to verify the claims.) Either way, if there are signs up (which there were not when we went) follow the RULES. We are not responsible for your actions. Yes, we when went, we used giant tools and had a bucket, but again, there were no rules at the time that we were
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