This particular trip to Utah has been replete with Stuff! And Things!
The next day, my mom and I hopped into the car and took a short road trip to central Utah, home of several picturesque small towns.
Mount Pleasant is a charming little town, with many pioneer-era buildings that have been well maintained and cared for over the years. It gets a gold star.
Next up: Spring City.
While I was taking this picture a couple pulled up in a car and asked me if I were a Schofield. I replied that no, actually I was a waymarker, which led to a conversation on that particular hobby. As it turned out, the woman had Schofield relatives and assumed I probably did too. (Not as far as I know.)
While in Spring City we stopped by Horseshoe Mountain Pottery (not pictured here, because I'm dumb) and I picked up a little mug on the honor system, since the Bennions were off on a whitewater rafting trip. They usually just leave the place open and assume people will pay the going price for anything they take. That setup must be working pretty well, because it's the same one they had in place when Captain Midnight and I first visited Spring City in the 1990s.
Utah small towns, especially the ones that have been well cared for, are amazing. The work that was put into every building and structure, the desire to make things beautiful and lasting even in the middle of the wilderness -- these things are visible even now. I appreciate them much more than I did when I was a teenager, complaining that Utah wasn't quite the end of the world, but you could see it from here.