Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for ...


Island. Yes, there  is an  island  in Utah's Great Salt Lake. Surprise!

Home, home on the range . . . Yes, antelope do roam here  in this  little palm-tree paradise.
In 1845, John Fremont and Kit Carson discovered this lone  island as they explored the Great Salt Lake.



These, along with several others, have been spotted on thiisland: Bison, antelope, coyotes, mule dear, and the jack rabbit.

One of my favorite things about this lovely piece of land are the beaches--wading beaches. You can bring your little ones (as young as 18 months!) here and let them wade  in the water that gradually lends  into the huge lake.  It  is SO gradual, that there  is no threat of undertows or sudden drops. The only thing   is that the water  is saturated with salt and brine  shrimp. :P


Have you been on an  island before? What was  it  like?

13 comments:

  1. I haven't been on Antelope Island since I was very little. That may be a fun thing to do when I'm back home this summer.

    Laura B Writer

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  2. I never knew this!! But it's lovely the islands are accessible to everyone to enjoy! Brilliant! Take care
    x

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  3. I never have been anywhere, someday...

    Impressive, Most Impressive... to the challenge "I" is for Interesting!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
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  4. That photo looks so lovely. What a fantastic place.

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  6. woops! Sorry about that :D

    Hi Elizabeth! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day :D. Love what I'm reading on yours so far. I have been to an island...a couple in fact! I used to live in Savannah, GA and went out to Tybee Island all the time. Ahhh...now I'm home sick!

    Best of luck with the challenge, oh! And in response to your comment, the Dark Crystal is where I got the idea for the chapter title and the name :D

    Cheers!
    Jen

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  7. Didn't realize the lake was so shallow. Guess that's how all the animals arrived on the island - they waded.

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  8. I have not heard of this island. I lived on an island, Oahu, when stationed in the Navy. Drive 3 hours and you are back where you started. Much prefer the mainland. :) Which is why I probably did not do Hawaii for H!

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  9. Wow, this is really cool. I love your blog! Great to find out this information. Holly

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  10. Oh, just another thing that makes me miss my Utah home of 33 years! I love biking Antelope Island!

    I love your blog, and enjoy the daily fun facts :)

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  11. I have been to Jamaica on vacation, but that was only for 1 week. I took my underwater certification on Cozumel, that was a blast. But a friend had a small island in the middle of his pond with a small wooden bridge to it. I always thought that was a magical and special place.

    Pamela Jo

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  12. Terrific, Inventive post. Love your blog, too. Pop on over to mine if you've the time. I'm the author of the Bella and Britt series for kids.

    Thanks!

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