I am a multi-tasker. I vacuum the floors while dinner cooks. I walk to do my errands so I get exercise while taking care of responsibilities. I blog while I watch TV and read stories to my daughter while checking email...I'm not saying all my multi-tasking is a good thing.But if I can find an outing that satisfies more than one desire, I'm all over it.That's where Memory Grove
in Salt Lake City, E. Capitol Blvd, comes in.
- Historical enrichment and culture: check.
- Nature: check.
- Exercise: check.
- Exploration: check.
Memory Grove is a beautiful, grassy park right downtown, below the capitol, with a lovely creek bubbling along and plenty of shady spots for picnics. There's your nature.It's also a park with several monuments dedicated to war veterans of several wars. I saw memorials for World War I, World War II and the Korean War. In this World War II monument, there is a plaque for each naval officer from Utah who died in World War II.
A lovely meditation chapel sits in this spot as well.
In this monument, every Utah soldier who died in World War I has his name on a plaque.
So history: check.
Remember the babbling creek I told you about? It comes from somewhere- a somewhere lined with trees, beautiful paths and only a mild incline. Exercise: check.And along the way, there are interesting monuments and structures which are fun to explore.
Check it out soon! The weather is perfect for an afternoon at Memory Grove!
Rebecca blogs her adventures at www.thrilledbythethought.com.