Monday, May 18, 2009

Nauvoo Trip part 2

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I know it seems really silly to keep calling it the Nauvoo trip even though we made it no where near Nauvoo, but it has become such a joke that we can't bear to call our family adventures anything else.
Sunday evening we all decided to pack our bags for a fun trip through our beautiful state of Utah. We decided our final destination would be St George.
Along the way there were several sights we wanted to see. We decided our first stop would be the Young Living Farm in Mona, UT. This dinky town is located between Spanish Fork and Lehi.
I did not even know this place existed until this week.
The farm grows lavender and extracts the lavender oil for many homeopathic uses, such as insomnia, headaches, insect bites, rashes, sunburns (which I actually used some for this week), and many, many more. They have other farms around the world, one in Paris, France and one in South America. Their land was gorgeous. I could not stop taking pictures.
Sorry about all the slide shows, but there are just too many pictures, and this is less than half of the ones I took.
We got to take a tour of the farm and the process the lavender goes through to extract the oils. It really was cool.
After the farm they let us wonder the grounds.
They have an old western theme with an old water wheel and hand crank merry-go-round.
They also had the coolest swing I have ever seen, I really think Mr Bird needs to make one for our house. We fit 5 people in it at once, without even trying too hard.
They had an old western town which had cool stores and offices to look at. They also do jousting a few times a year. It was fun to see the huge jousting arena.
In the summer when they get lots of visitors they even give free wagon rides.
We need to go back, we really could have spent all day there.
We took our picnic lunch and ate in the beautiful Bowery next to their pond.
Then we loaded up into the cars and headed further South still.
Tomorrow I will post about our next stop.
TTFN!
(Ta Ta For Now)

1 comment:

The Lazy Organizer said...

Ok, that explains it because I heard you were really going to Navoo and from your photos I was wondering how you took the Rocky Mountains with you.