It almost here!!!!! I am so excited to go to FGS and RootsTech. I am not sure how things could possibly get any better. Donny Osmond, Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager will be keynote speakers. The family history library is close by. Thousands of people that enjoy the same things I do and vendors that sell things I would love to own will be gathered at the Salt Lake Convention Center. There will be speakers on every possible subject for societies and family history.
There will be social events for both FGS and RootsTech. FGS will be hosting Behind the Scenes: Family History & Television. This event will explore television and family history. RootsTech will be hosting YouTube sensation Alex Boye and the One Voice Children’s Choir. RootsTech will also be hosting extended hours in the Expo Hall featuring a night of culture. The RootsTech closing event will feature David Archuleta and the cast of BYUtv’s Studio C.
Attendees need to make time to socialize with new and old friends at lunch, dinner, or in the evenings. Salt Lake has a plethora of eating establishments to visit with your genie friends. The Gateway hosts several restaurants. Tucanos Brazilian Grill offers breads, fried bananas, unlimited salad and entrée selections. The Gateway has an Applebee’s, California Pizza, Flemings, and Jason’s Deli to name a few. The City Creek Center located within walking distance to the convention center also has a number of places to eat. The center hosts eateries such as Brio, Jimmy John’s, Subway, Chick-fil-A, and the Blue Lemon. The Joseph Smith Building offers the Lion House Pantry, The Garden Restaurant, The Roof Restaurant and the Nauvoo Café. I have always enjoyed my meals at the Nauvoo Café. The Siegfried’s Deli has a delight. The food is out of this world.
Take time to be a tourist in the city. There are many historical sites to visit. The Beehive House is close to the convention center and the Family History Library. The home was constructed in 1854. It is located at 67 E South Temple and offers free tours. The city also has several other historical sites such as the Kearns Mansion, the Cathedral of the Madeleine, or the Old Pioneer Fort Site.
PS-My daughter Juliana is a great fan of Laura Bush and is dying for an autograph – anyone have an in?