Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bluebirds In Idaho

Linking to Good Fences

There must be a lot of bluebirds in southern Idaho and northern Utah because I ran into a lot of places using their names.  The Bluebird Inn on Bear Lake (Idaho side), the Bluebird Restaurant and Fountain in Logan, Utah (been in business since 1914).

This was the fantastic view of the backyard from my room at the Bluebird Inn in Idaho.

Filet mignon covered with mushrooms and onion - yum. It was scrumptious! Apparently, The Bluebird Restaurant in Logan, Utah also makes hand dipped chocolates and fountain drinks like ice cream sodas.

The State of Idaho claims the Mountain Bluebird for their state bird, while Utah claims the California Seagull as their state bird.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Linking to Good Fences

This chain link fence is new and very sturdy but the house is rather a shambles.  Can you imagine rebuilding trying to save this house from just falling down.  It was probably a pioneer home built on the northern shores of Bear Lake, Idaho.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

St. John's Episcopal in Logan, Utah

Linking to InSPIREd Sunday

Western Romanesque Gothic Style
I actually found a church with a red door.  I wasn't sure I could find one in Utah but there it was in the small town of Logan, Utah.  An original wood structure was built in 1873 but a more modern building of brick replaced the wooden church in 1910.

An unusual feature in this church is a labyrinth, which was added in 2004 and is called a "sacred walk."

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Car Collection

Every time I drive by this place, there are new additions to his collection. There must be about at least 10 now. The latest is this white car that still has paint.
Any car buffs out there know what car this is?  I thought it was a beatle bug but in looking closer, I don't think it is.

Linking to: Our World Tuesday and
Good Fences

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Fish Haven, Idaho

While staying at Bear Lake, I traveled north into Idaho and found a tiny place called Fish Haven.  I couldn't believe that a house of this size was on this spot of the map.

I thought there were two homes built beyond this fence but as I examine it, it is a house-sized four-car garage with a room for a guest or two.

The only business that I found in Fish Haven was a combo liquor store and Idaho-style deli, which sold lotto tickets. It was like walking through a long narrow trailer except it was made of wood.

North edge of Bear Lake, Idaho looking south toward Utah.

Originally, this Fish Haven was called Rush Creek in 1864 and was founded by the Shirley family (two brothers had married two sisters in South Africa and they came to America after joining the Mormon pioneers. They were always together and at one time lived in the same house. Fish Haven is 2.5 miles north of the Utah border on the shores of Bear Lake.

Linking to good fences.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thatcher-Young Mansion

Driving around Logan, Utah, I ran across this old home which had been remodeled and is used for parties and such. There was a nice little outside reception area to the east of this building with plenty of tables and chairs just waiting for the event to commence.

I am not sure what this piece of artwork represented but it was on the same property.

Linking to: Weekend Reflections

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Unique Fence

While visiting Logan, Utah, I took time to see the Logan Temple.  It is completely surrounded by this very unique fence. The original fence was a white picket fence but sometime after 1910 an iron fence was made and placed there. It lasted until 1979 when the new curved top fence was installed.
Looking southeast.

 Part of the entrance.
 Front entrance to the temple on the east side.

 Part of the east side of the Logan Temple.

 Looking east on the temple grounds.

 Side view of the Logan Temple.

 Linking to: Good Fences

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