I’ve been fortunate in life to have four cousins my same age. Growing up, we got into all sorts of mischief and giggle fits and every time we saw one another we begged and begged our parents to let us have sleepovers. There was a large family camping trip every single summer. Those are among my favorite memories. My cousins and I have sung loudly near the cliffs of the Grand Canyon, ate delicious Huckleberry Ice Cream at Glacier National Park, piled rocks at Mesa Verde, and made fun of some random girl’s thong in front of Mount Rushmore.
I wanted to get out of the house for a bit before the Superbowl today, so we picked out a new trail we’d never been on before. The Wild Rose trailhead was our destination, located on the benches of North Salt Lake.
Yet another one of Bountiful’s summer traditions is the Bountiful Summerfest. Dancers and performers from different countries are hosted by families around the area. The countries vary each year, but often include countries from both Europe and Asia.
Once again, headed back to Main Street. You’re getting to know Bountiful’s Main Street quite well. Another annual tradition is the Main Street Sidewalk Days. When Sidewalk Days happens, all the stores put out their merchandise on the sidewalk, a radio station comes and hosts the event, and there are great sales all around. I really should go to some place other than The Book Garden on Main Street, because there are many cute stores and food places I should go experience. But The BOOK GARDEN, guys! Doesn’t the name just sound inviting enough?
Fresh food, small festivals.
Singing, dancing, eating, family time.
Warm evenings on blankets of grass.
Watermelon dripping down your chin.
Nights where the air is warm but the ground is cool.
Every year around the middle of May, Bountiful City holds a chalk-art festival. There’s food, music, and lots of art! It is held on quaint little Main Street, where there are many locally-owned businesses, and each store-front is very picturesque. The artwork was beautiful, and it was fun to see how talented many of the children were who created the art.