Behind the great big hospital, there's a great big park! So today was the nicest day of the year so far; the weather was perfect and I was able to get out a little and found myself at Murray City Park. A couple of things I've noticed about this beautiful state is that there is a lot of history, and there are plenty of markers to prove it. Luckily for me, I dig that kinda stuff. First I walked toward the a pool, that has a slide or two and looks really fun. I continued to walk and I found this creek. I followed it downstream, and found a cool little thing across the road. Once I crossed the road I made my way through the weeping willows and white gazebo and across a footbridge that spanned the winding creek (crick?). I crossed it and ended up on a large patch of grass that would be perfect for some frisbee throwing. Back to the historic markers: One that I saw was of a family that had emigrated here from Italy and brought their farming skills to the Wasatch Front. What can I say? I'm a sucker for occupying the same space.
Maybe all the parks along the Wasatch range are this nice and clean, but it's certainly not what Im accustomed to. It was clean, tidy, open areas, free, I didn't see any used needles or condoms anywhere either. I only saw one person sleeping, but it appeared their nap was of the "Sunday Afternoon" variety as opposed to a normal sleeping place. A big pavilion sits near the southern side of the park and provides shade for the kiddos that are playing soccer and on the nearby jungle gym. I was able to see 3 families of ducks swimming along the bank of a small pond that separates what seems like the main part of the park and the amphitheater. I noticed a free little library near a 9/11 remembrance rock. I thought both were cool. Over near the west boundary of the park (State St.) there are two artillery pieces that correspond with a Vietnam War memorial nearby. Whenever I get the chance to take a minute and reflect on life, while reading the names of the brave that have left this earth and have ascended to the gates of Valhalla.