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Miriam’s Trip Blog: We’re at the Salt Lake

September 2nd, 2012 · by Cyndi · 10 Comments

Bridgers Bay Beach on Antelope Island, UT.

It was a really really REALLY long walk to the water.  When we were about 3/4 of the way to to the water, it started sprinkling, and we thought it was nothing.  Then it started raining raining.  And then it started pouring and then when we were further down we started hearing thunder but didn’t see any lightening.  I was FREAKED OUT.  But we walked all the way down.

And there were tons of little flies by the water.  Like millions and millions of them.  And my mom walked past them and put her fingers in the water and I had to touch her fingers so we could say we had touched the Great Salt Lake.

My mom really wanted to go swimming in it but I was like “no mom we’re going back now.”

Bridgers Bay Beach on Antelope Island, UT

This is when it stopped raining and there was a rainbow.  This is a picture of the rainbow and the rainbow is nice and fresh.

Rainbow after a brief thunderstorm at Bridgers Bay Beach on Antelope Island, UT

I figured out that the sand was only wet on top and not underneath.  It was perfectly dry underneath.  This is me putting my foot into the sand.

Miriam at Bridgers Bay Beach on Antelope Island, UT

We won’t be putting on our next blog for a little bit.  For maybe three to four days because we’re going on a camping trip to Arches National Park and we won’t be able to use the laptop there.


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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Aunt Geri // Sep 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    That is a very cute shirt you have on in the last picture. Rainbows in the sky and rainbow colours on your shirt 🙂

    I hope you have a GREAT time on your camping trip. I’m looking forward to the next batch of pictures.

  • 2 Yorick // Sep 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Always remember: No rain….. No Rainbows!

  • 3 nancy // Sep 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    what a lovely rainbow! sounds like a fun trip.

  • 4 Daddy // Sep 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    What beautiful skies. I think with a shirt like that it’s definitely time for sunshine again! I hope you let mom go swimming next time.

  • 5 ~C // Sep 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    That sounds exciting with the storm. I’ve never been to a salt lake. I think it would be fun to swim in one.

    I think that rainbow picture is one of my favourite rainbow pictures <3

    Have fun camping!


  • 6 Kathleen // Sep 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    The storm sounds thrilling, like an exciting part of a story. I wonder whether your mom’s fingers felt dried-0ut by the salt, after she dipped them in the lake.

    It sounds as though the rain stopped as soon as you were done with the water, as if you’d turned off a switch. I like rain better than sunshine, but a mix of both is sometimes best of all. I hope it’s sunshine for camping (so you don’t get soggy), but maybe a bit of rain after that (so you can see more rainbows).

  • 7 Rachel // Sep 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm


    I loved the rainbow picture. I hope you’re having a nice trip.



  • 8 Grandma Debbie // Sep 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    It’s just wonderful what a curious and interested young lady you are. figuring out that the sand was dry underneath was pretty interesting. The photo of the rainbow was really amazing after such a rainstorm. Have loads of fun camping.

  • 9 Leatanya Koppa // Sep 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Love the pictures of the water and rainbows! I hope you’re able to go swimming when you go camping! Have fun!

  • 10 Angie // Sep 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Wow! What a great story about your visit to the Great Salt Lake! It made me remember back about 4 years ago when I had the great honor and opportunity to go there too! And I agree! It was a very long walk from the shore to the water! And with not much rain this year I bet it was even further for you! You are so brave! I did the same thing, I touched the water and then stepped into it with my feet to say that “I touched the Great Salt Lake in Utah!” Oh what fun!
    I also have visited Arches…I hope you have a lot of fun there too! I will be happy to see you write about that when you return! Be safe and careful! Watch out for your Mom! She’s probably not as nimble as you! hehehe. I bet you have a blast hiking and taking pictures!
    Oh! That picture you took of the rainbow at the lake was the BEST rainbow picture I’ve seen ever! Good one! Bye!!! ~Angie

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