Our favorite fountain was this rather nondescript looking round one, mostly because every so often it totally changed character and started shooting streams of water and bouncing in time to the musicl
The bouncing fountain in action!
Here is a bit of City Creek running through the middle of the mall.
Still shot of the 'bouncing' fountain.
The woodworker's preferred buffet would have been here, but it was a little pricey!
Just so you know this was a high class place, in addition to getting your child's picture taken with Santa, you can see they have also set aside times for pet pictures as well.
....and should you ever need a taxi for your pet, this is the place for you!
On one wide lawn there was a nativity scene displayed. Here are the wise men arriving on their camels.
Here is the stable...
....and the shepherds abiding .....
Under the eaves of the domed building (seen behind the stable) a warning is displayed. It only makes sense that snow and ice would not stay securely on a slick, domed roof.
When we went inside the nearby visitor's center to warm up, we found some intriguing chairs...well, intriguing to woodworkers....
The main part of this white nativity is situated on a reflecting pool, so surrounded by lights floating on the water. Nearby were the shepherds and animals.
As we were leaving, we noticed this electrical box with multiple fat cables emerging from it. I guess it would take something like that to keep all those lights going.
I wish I could say the same for the next morning. We had a 10 AM appt. about 30 miles to the north of our motel. The weather report said that we had an unusual event for our area....freezing rain....followed by snow, so we decided to give ourselves plenty of time and left at 8:30 AM. First we had to clean off the car, which was encased in a layer of ice, topped off by snow.
After a mere 2 1/2 hours we finally arrived at our destination! The freeway more closely resembled a parking lot. South of us part of the freeway had to be closed because some power poles had caught on fire and then spilled their live wires onto the road. Fortunately, by the time we finished at the VA, the layer of ice under the snow had turned to slush, so we were able to make our way back home, where we found 8-10 inches of fresh snow...and thanks to good neighbors....a freshly plowed driveway!