Thursday, July 2, 2009

Manti Pageant!

Sam and I went to the Manti Pageant! It is a pageant about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that is put on each year at the LDS temple in Manti, Utah. You can learn more about it by visiting www.mormonmiracle.org. We took my younger brother and sister and had a campout!
Here is the Manti temple:

We made the trip down to Manti and got there just in time to set up the tent at our site and hurry over to the pageant, where we set up our blankets on the lawn and enjoyed the show!
 
Sam is such a watchful driver.
 
When I called the day before we left to make a reservation for a campground, it seemed every place was full! One man started chuckling and said, "Young lady, you are calling about six months too late." I guess the hundreds of thousands that flock to Manti for the pageant fill up the campgrounds. He was nice, however, and let us schedule a spot. We showed up to discover that we were merely setting up our tent with a bunch of others in his yard! It worked out really well, though. My brother and sister loved playing with the animals and on the trampoline, and the grassy area was nice to play on. We even got to listen to a chorus of turkeys and a rooster all night long! :)

Sam played Keep Away with Avalon and Bronson the next morning.
 

 

He decided to make it more challenging by laying down on the grass until Bronson would drop kick it.

Avalon discovered a new friend she found a little bit more interesting than football...


He is getting to be quite the drop-kicker.
After some fun outside, it started to rain! We took shelter in the tent and decided to play some games.



Here they are playing "Spaz Uno."

We also enjoyed some snacks. We didn't eat the apples, which had turned bright yellow-orange despite my attempts to keep them from oxidizing!
We did, however, eat some saltwater taffy. It turned their tongues blue!
After the rain stopped, we packed up the tent and other things and headed home. Sam has a lot of relatives in Fairview, Utah, which we drive through in order to get home. Look what we saw! They have a road named after them!
All in all, it was a fun trip that made us excited to go on more family excursions in the future.

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