Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Drive With Me

A horse drawn sleigh ride looks romantic, until you factor in the temperature. The thermometer never reached double digits today.



In my opinion, it's more comfortable to see the sights from the warmth of a car and get out just long enough to take pictures.

I was on the road to Soldier Hollow when I saw this.

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The mountain in the background is Mount Timpanogos.

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The barn is historic Tate Barn.

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According to this source and the link above, it was originally built in late 1890s by Francis Tate--who raised cattle and horses--as an all-purpose barn. It was completely rebuilt in time for the 2002 Winter Olympics. And now is a beautiful architectural symbol for the Heber Valley.

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I was happy to have discovered it today on my drive.

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pics. I had to doublecheck and see whose blog I was on. This doesn't look like Texas?? I hope you're having a great time. The pictures seem to indicate that you are. Enjoy!

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  2. It's a beautiful barn!

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  3. I completely agree with you on the horse drawn sleigh!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. Of course, those riding in the sleigh always had on heavy woolen garments, foot warmers (heated bricks or stones) and were tough, tough people. I admire the strength of those pioneers and the buildings that they erected. Thanks for the chance to reflect a bit and be thankful for all that we have.

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  5. So beautiful, and the sleigh looks so picturesque, but I think I'd be asking for an electric blanket! ; )

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  6. That is a beautiful barn! I have a soft spot for barns -

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  7. You were brave!! It may be colder today, unbelievablely! At least your area is one of the most picturesque.

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  8. Gorgeous. I love that barn! One day.... it might not be that big but one day....

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  9. SockPixie3:09 PM

    Oh the beautiful snow! I want to go too!

    Caroline, the SockPixie

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  10. Hope the heater was working good!

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  11. You gave a great perspective of the barn. I am partial to the one with the fence.

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~Tracy