Friday, April 27, 2012

Trip to Utah, April 18-22, 2012

The City Creek Center in downtown SLC
Having frozen custard in Orem

After Darren's graduation, BYU campus, 4/20/12

Dorine and I drove up to Utah for Darren's graduation from BYU (BS in Electrical Engineering, with minors in Math and English), which took place on Friday, April 20.  We left town on Wednesday afternoon, arriving in Provo at 1:30 am on Thursday; we stayed at the Provo Plaza Inn on south University Avenue -- adjacent to the Provo Towne Center mall and across the street from Sam's Club -- which was undoubtedly once a nice motel but has its issues now.  (We normally would have stayed at the Super 8, which isn't exactly the Ritz either but is near the BYU campus; however, the rate there had gone up to $140/night during graduation week.)  It was a fun, if too-short trip, as we got to see Darren (and meet his steady date Cait Brobst), most of my brothers (as well as Kelly's fiancee Michelle), and Dorine's brother Brian (who lives in Grantsville, out west of Salt Lake City).  Darren will stay in Provo this summer, thankfully having gotten an on-campus research job, before starting graduate school in the fall.