Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

Fact of the Week

When Thomas Edison was confined to a wheelchair in the last years of his life, his friend Henry Ford bought one too, so that they could have wheelchair races.

Joke of the Week

Q: What do you call leprechauns who collect aluminum cans, used newspapers and plastic bottles?
A: WEEcyclers!

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Comic of the Week

Monday, June 28, 2010

Bingham Canyon Copper Mine

Fun activity week two was a trip to the Kennecott Copper Mine. It has been a while since we have visited this place. If it is possible, it is even bigger. It is the only manmade structure (other than the Great Wall of China) that can be seen by astronauts orbiting the Earth. Here is one of the wheels from the dumptrucks they use. Huge!!!

Alee and Boston came with us. We had to take two pics!! If you look close, it is a funny face pic.

Here is an action shot. All of them are looking into the mine cart at all of the cool rocks!

Here is one of the superhuge dump trucks. My camera is on the fullest zoom.

Here is a look at the side of the mine. It stretches on and on and on.....

My camera is on the widest angle I have and I still couldn't fit the mine all the way in. Pay attention to the left side of the pic. About three fourths of the way up you can barely make out a building on the side. It is the crusher factory (my name for it.)Here it is on full zoom. Check that out!

Here is a toy replica of the same factory in the visitor's center.

Boston found the trucks! His favorite!

He wanted a hug from Topher. It is so funny because Topher isn't used to having one littler than him, we kind of had to tell him what to do.


They got free buttons from the visitor center.

After the mine, we had a picnic in the park, then came back home for some swimming time!

This is a cute pic!

We had a great time! Thanks to Alee and Boston for joining us!

Tune: Come Out and Play - Offspring


andreaKphotography said...

I have been wanting to go there so bad...we keep talking about it and now these pics really make me want to go. So fun! Love all the pics Jay.

Cheryl said...

How fun! I've been M.I.A lately on the blog. Two little kids will do it to ya! love the fun pictures. Makes me want to go there!