Sunday, September 7, 2008

A visit to Fairview














Last week-end we drove to Fairview to visit Jason and Jessie. We were able to see lots of historical sites. My favorite was an old green chest that came across the plains in a covered wagon. Inside the chest was a beautiful hand stitched wedding dress that belonged to my great-great-great-grandmother who died while crossing the plains. The dress in the picture was made from the slip skirt from that hand stictched wedding dress. We also were able to see my great-great grandparents home in Fairview. While inside the museum we also saw a picture of the Vance brothers...one was Tom's Great-Great-Grandfather. It was amazing to see that both of our relatives founded Fairview. It was so beautiful there and we had a wonderful time at Jessie's parents cabin just 30 minutes from Fairview. As you can see from the pictures we had a blast and the scenery was breathtaking. My favorite part was the yummy food. Jessie is a fabulous cook and Jason barbecued some delicious steaks too. We were very blessed that Barb and Scott Elder shared their fabulous cabin with us!

7 comments:

Paige said...

looks like you guys had tons of fun! what great history, i've never heard of fairview it looks fun though & how fun to visit jason & jessie

Barb Elder said...

Great pictures, It was a great time having you and your parents. I watched the rest of Anna of the Green Gables, that I have. I think I am missing a DVD. But anyway that was fun to watch.

Webb Family said...

What a fun trip! And very exciting to find family history.
Great pictures!!

twin2trip said...

I love that country. I have a special place in my heart for the Manti Temple so of course I love that picture with you and Uncle Tom in front of it.

Jessie said...

We had so much fun and were so glad you came! We'll have to do it again soon.

Annie said...

What an awesome family history trip for you. I had no idea that Vances were there too. That wedding dress was so neat to see and to hear what it was made of. Very touching.

Mike and Debbie said...

How fun to get to see some historic sites and things with your family. It looks like you had quite a good time and got to see some neat things. We'll have to make a trip there sometime too since you said there was Vance history there as well. I laughed out loud at the picture with your mom sitting on that bench with those mannequins. She is too funny.