Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deseret News Article

An article about the Opening Zion book and its story came out in the Deseret News yesterday. You can read it here. I think the reporter did a fine job, but I find it funny that I am quoted so much when John did most of the talking. John was happy to do the layout for the article.

By the way, we will be having a book signing at Ken Sanders Books in Salt Lake City on Friday May 21, 6 to 9 p.m. during the monthly gallery stroll. Come in and see us!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

90th Anniversary of the Trip

Here is Catherine opening Zion's gate at the small opening ceremony on Saturday May 15, 1920. 90 years ago, this week, our 6 spunky girls were enjoying a week in the park. Last Saturday, John and I took our family to the Union Pacific Railroad station in Salt Lake City to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the girls leaving for their grand adventure. We stood in the empty railroad station and tried to imagine it full of benches and people.

This weekend, we will continue to celebrate. John and I will be traveling to southern Utah. We plan to spend some time wandering Zion on Saturday morning, and maybe we will take a picture of us with our hands in the air near the spot where the gate stood. It is so fun that the days of the month land on the same days as they did in 1920.

Saturday evening, May 15, we will be having our own ceremony, of sorts, to celebrate the occasion. John will be giving a free presentation of the story and book at the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Blvd., Springdale. We will be signing books, also. It will be from 6 to 9 p.m. The scrapbooks will be on display. We hope to have a good sized crowd.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Utah Conversations

Tomorrow, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. on KUED, John and I will be making our television debut. We will be talking about Opening Zion on Utah Conversations with Ted Capener. If you don't get KUED, you can watch the episode on the Utah Conversations website. We taped this the week after the book came out in April. We were a bit nervous, and it shows. Overall, we believe it went over well. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Access Utah

This morning, John and I were interviewed on Utah Public Radio about Opening Zion. We were on the show, Access Utah. You can listen to us here. Lee Austin, the interviewer, had some good questions.