Today, a guest post (with photos) from CAA member Gloria Burgess:

Tom and I take my mother, Florence (“Queen Mom” as we call her… the smile and hat look) to a special event annually for her December birthday. This year we went to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the annual Morman Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. 

Fellow CAA members Craig and M’Lisa Paulsen made it possible to obtain tickets for this event, which is a BIG DEAL! Our adventure included a day trip to Antelope Island and the carriage collection of Eli Anderson (another CAA member) in Tremonton, called Wagonland Adventure.  Here are some pictures:

the view from Antelope Island, looking eastward toward Salt Lake City; the mountains are in the Wasatch Range, considered the western edge of the greater Rocky Mountains (photo by Gloria Burgess)

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bison were introduced to Antelope Island in 1893 (photo by Gloria Burgess)

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CAA East meets CAA West: CAA members (left to right) Eli Anderson of Tremonton, Utah (owner of Wagonland Adventure and collector and restorer of Western, trade, and other historic vehicles); Dr. Tom Burgess of Bridgewater, Virginia; and Craig Paulsen of Salt Lake City, Utah (photo by Gloria Burgess)

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a small portion of Eli Anderson's carriage collection (photo by Gloria Burgess)

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And, finally, in honor of the upcoming CAA Winter Conference and Sleigh Rally … details of a couple of sleighs in Eli’s collection:

original paint and scroll work on an Albany sleigh

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... and an original-condition basket sleigh