Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Salt Lake City Trip - part two

Friday morning I returned to the Family History Library to do more research.  Then on to lunch at Nauvoo Cafe in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  The building used to be an old grand hotel:

and it had great views of the city from the top floor:

The Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference started Friday afternoon.  I met many fellow genealogists, and discovered that professional genealogists are not competitive with each other; rather they are very collaborative, sharing tips, ideas, and experiences.  I learned a great deal about running a genealogy business, specializing, creating interesting end products, and other educational opportunities.

When I travel, food is one of the important parts of the trip.  I was given some good tips on eating in Salt Lake City.  Unfortunately, because of the slippery sidewalks due to the snowy weather and time constraints, I was not able to follow up on all the tips.  However, I was able to try what is supposed to be the best Mexican food at Red Iguana by eating at A Taste of Red Iguana.  Even though this is in the food court, City Creek Mall is beautiful, with a creek filled with fish running through the center, and the food was very good!
The next two evenings I ate at  Crown Burger, reputed to be the best burgers in Salt Lake City.  I did not have burgers, but the gyros were excellent and the blackberry milkshake was a decadent indulgence.  And it was a quick walk, as I could see the flashing neon light from the hotel room window.

I was disappointed not to have time to try Greek Souvlaki, but they have a location at the airport, and it was way too early on my way home for lemon chicken soup, but I did purchase a couple pieces of baklava, and they were fantastic.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Salt Lake City! We love it! ;-)

    Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels in The Homeplace Series such as: "Back to the Homeplace"
    The Heritage Tourist at In-Depth Genealogist: