Our Trip To Cove Fort

6:35 AM

    Just last week we took the 2 1/2 hour drive to historical Cove Fort Utah. We had been wanting to get out of the house and do something different with our day off instead of yard work. We also had to do it on a budget. Somehow we got on the subject of Cove Fort and that I was the only one who had been before. And that was that...we were going.

 We've Arrived! Entrance to historical Cove Fort. Ever notice a 2 1/2 hour drive turns into a 3 1/2 hour drive with small children and thier small bladders?
 The boys did very well for being 4 and 5. I think the old kitchen was thier favorite room on the tour.
 But they were most fascinated with the gun wholes in the side of the building.
They have this cute little photo op wagon here. Its one of the few things you can touch and get on. I love how poser friendly my kids are.
 We learned that there were seasonal shoes for the oxen to where different times of the year.
 This is the blacksmith shop with the original bellow made in the 1800's
We had a really great guide. This is a picture of when she was telling us all about what is was like for the cowboys in the bunk house. As you can see ALL my boys were quite enthralled with the stories.
This is a game the children back in the 1800's would play quite a bit. They would race these metal wheels by pushing them with these special handlers. It turns out I have a unique gift... I was the only one who could keep mine up the whole time. In fact our guide said I was the best she had ever seen with this toy. Maybe I should quit my family and go on the road with my new found talent.

We will miss you Sister Vit (short for some realy long German name we couldn't pronounce) We had a lovely afternoon with you. Maybe we will come see you in August for Cove Fort Days.

SigIf your LDS or a Utahn I thought you might like to know that on August 7th Cove Fort is having a special event... Covefort days! Cove Fort, a historical site located at the junction of I-15 and I-70 in middle Utah, is celebrating Cove Fort Days, August 7th and 8th.

Activities include stage coach rides, blacksmith shop demonstrations, a loom, period costumes, and a Special Event Ham Radio Station: "K7K". And FREE hotdogs and drinks!

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  1. This looks like something I would love to do with the girls! We might have to try and go later this summer. Of course, that would mean that we would have to make a trip to Utah!

  2. We've been there, too! It's COOL!!! And by chance, are you in Loa?? Guess where I was today? LOA! :) We were staying in Torrey for hub's work conference. Shopped at Royal's and can't BELIEVE that's the only grocery store for miles, haha!!! :) Pretty place!


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