After a nights rest at the Comfort Inn in Salt Lake City, the travelers arrived for breakfast dressed in their finest to go see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sunday performance. We departed for Temple Square where there was time to walk around and see the beautiful buildings and gardens. We then attended a live performance of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. This is the world’s longest continuing network broadcast, with today’s show number 4,684. The choir will celebrate its 90th year on July 15. Today's performance was very moving and, as Runyon said, “an exhilarating experience”. Sally liked the hymn “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music the best. She also said, “hearing the choir reminded me of when I was younger. My parents always listened to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and they still do.” The Choir received a standing ovation after ending their performance with “Hymn of Praise.” What an inspirational morning.
After a quick change of clothes, we were off to Jackson Hole! While on the bus, the travelers were given their volleyball teams. Chatter and texts began as the assigned teams started planning their team names and uniforms. We soon stopped for lunch in Logan, UT which offered a variety of fast food choices. While in Logan, we also made a quick stop at Walmart for the travelers to shop for the annual volleyball tournament. Some interesting outfits were chosen and we can’t wait for the big reveal!
Leaving Logan we were treated to beautiful views as we drove along the Logan River passing through Logan Canyon. A quick rest stop was made at Bear Lake with time given to take in the beautiful view.
Along the way we passed through the quaint town of Afton, WY known for the “World’s Largest Elkhorn Arch”. We followed along the Snake River as we made our way closer to Jackson Hole.
Arriving in Jackson Hole, the owner of the Antler Hotel, Clarene Law, boarded the bus to welcome us. She gave us a brief history about Jackson Hole, and also told us Grand Western Tour has stayed at the Antler Hotel for over 40 years.
At the end of the day we enjoyed some free time exploring the unique town of Jackson Hole. We also welcomed Mary and Scott who have joined us on the trip. We look forward to spending the week with them.