We decided to first go south, as we were already pointed that way when we pulled out. We drove through Ephraim, and on the way back through there we took a slight diversion to look at the campus of Snow College. We only looked at one side of it, but it was neat. I like looking at college campuses. We continued south to Manti. As we pulled in front of the temple we saw something walking down the sidewalk from behind and Mike said “Oh look, there’s a stray dog.” I was staring at it very hard, trying to figure out whether or not I was seeing what I thought I was seeing.
And then, as confirmation he said “No, that’s a calf.” And there we were in one of those great “We’re in the country now” moments as we watched this stray calf walk down the sidewalk in front of the temple.
I jumped out of the van to try to take a better picture and this boy came running down the lawn in front of the temple at the same time. The calf watched him run down with some interest and then started running when the boy got within 10 yards.
After some calf photography and a cruise down Manti’s main street we turned into a neighborhood. I though we were just checking out the local lifestyle, but on our second trip around the same few blocks Mike pointed out a sign for a yard sale and said that he wanted to check it out, especially since the sign said explicitly “No Junk.” We’ve never been to a yard sale together before, so this was going to be interesting.
We walked away with two things, a set of push up handles, and a fountain. The push up handles are for me, to try to reduce the wear and tear on my poor beleaguered wrists. The fountain was an affair that looks like three candles that pours water from one to another and also lights up. It’s sort of kitsch and kind of silly, but I really like it. If nothing else, the sound of intentionally trickling water is always soothing.
Here are a few more temple shots.
And here are some buildings and clouds.