Family Vacation

The last week in June, we headed to Northern Utah for a family reunion on Ammon’s Dad’s side of the family. I’m happy to report that the kids did great on the 9 hour trip there. We spent the first few days just Lee and Ellen, the Narayans and us, and the last few doing reunion activities. Here’s our travelogue:

In Price, Utah, we discovered a great little dive of a hamburger joint called “Sherald’s Drive-in”. It’s kind of a greasy spoon place, but for a few bucks you can get a yummy burger, huge, homemade onion rings, a giant milkshake with yes, real fruit and real ice cream, etc, etc…you get my point.

Mmmm, I could go for a shake right now…

Tasha roasting chillin with Rocky in his kennel while we waited for our food.

Our first full day was spent touring Temple Square in Salt Lake City. If you have no idea what the heck Temple Square is, click here: Welcome to the official Temple Square tourism site | Visit Temple …. We met up with the Narayans and took our one and only entire family photo of the trip:

The Manning/Narayan Gang

Our little family (before we were hot and tired)

During the first part of our tour, our sweet ones posed with the Christus statue in the Visitors Center.


We didn’t last long and we had to stop for lunch…We ate at the Nauvoo cafe. So yummy! Uncle Arvin bought all the kiddoes their own 1/2 pint of ice cream. Annika was a little bit protective of hers!

After lunch, we did the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, the Beehive House and the Conference Center.

Throwing coins in the fountain on the rooftop of the Conference Center. Great views and cool gardens up there!


This was us girls trying our hands (ahem, feet) as Spanish Dancers. Fun!

A cute one of Annika snuggling with Daddy’s arm.

Ammon got worn out from the heat, so he took a nap on the beach while he was waiting for the Spanish Dancers to be done dancing 😉

The boys were worn out from all the walking…

Annika was ready to drive her bug home…so, it was time to call it a day!













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