Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Saturday, September 20, 2008

Diversified Recreation

We were pretty tired of gluing together pvc pipe and digging ditches so when some friends invited us to go to Utah County for some fun in the sun we said "We're outta here!" Our first stop was a wonderful botanical garden called Thanksgiving Point. Their gardens were amazing. They have acres and acres of rolling hills filled with many kinds of flowers, trees, and plants. It was truly inspiring. From the Rose Garden...
The Secret Garden...
Most of the walkways were lined with annuals. In the spring there are thousands of tulips and a variety of bulbs filling the beds.One of the largest man-made waterfalls in North America...
The Fragrance Garden...
A huge Koi pond...
And so much more. We hurried because we didn't have too much time because,
We wanted to see the kick-off. BYU vs Wyoming. Provo, Utah BYU 45 Wyoming 0

BYU pictures and graphics from their website. I left my camera in the car!

8 comments:

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Sounds like you had a great day. I'll be I can pick which activity the "girls" picked and which the "guys" picked! Haha!

Donna said...

What a beautiful place. I love the secret garden!

Hugs,
Donna

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Mimi Sue, I came across your blog through anothers. I noticed we have alot in common. Everytime I go visit one of our kids in Utah I keep telling myself we have to stop and check out Thanksgiving Point. I love the pics you posted of the lovely garden there. Now I must make it a point to stop in!
Love, Ann

Annie said...

Wow! What a beautiful garden. I'm so glad you and Dad got out and did something fun. Love you!

Manuela said...

That waterfall is just amazing! What a beautiful place!

Manuela

Nicole said...

Don't you just love Thanksgiving Point? There is a ton of it that I still haven't seen yet. My favorite is the Secret Garden. Saturday I was gone most of the day with Enrichment and a baby shower. My husband was so cool with it and I just figured out why, he was watching the BYU game:)

Kelli said...

What a beautiful place to visit! I love all of the flowers!
~Kelli

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What BEAUTIFUL gardens and great pictures! Yeah, BYU!

Hugs,
Maryjane