Today we visited Brigham Young University, or BYU. It is one of the largest private universities in the United States, owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or "Mormons". crashtestrider found out on Facebook that the school was giving away bricks from the old dormitories where she used to live as a student, and she wanted to keep one to remember it, since it was recently torn down. So we went to visit! Our first stop was an interesting visitor's center at the Hinckley Alumni Building.
Here I had my photo taken with an actual Olympic torch from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, which is just 45 mins to the north. (Since my legs are so short, I had crashtestrider pick me up for the photo).
We visited the carillon next, otherwise known as the bell tower. We arrived right before 3pm, when the bells rung, and they were SO loud!!
While we were up there, I also had my photo taken in front of "Y Mountain". Can you see the "Y" that stands for BYU? It is tradition for students to hike up the side of the mountain to visit this giant concrete marking. crashtestrider says that it is common for towns or high schools in Utah and Idaho to make letters like this to mark where they are. She says you can even see them from an airplane! It was a busy morning. There were alot of visitors today, and parking was crowded, so crashtestrider said we would come back to look at the football stadium another day.