After making our way down from the mountain tops and Skyline Drive, we stopped in Mt. Pleasant and bought some items for a picnic lunch. We drove on to Manti and found ourselves eating in a beautiful new park across HIghway 89 from the Manti Temple.
It is still one of my favorites!
The little park has been created in honor of the pioneers who settled the Sanpete Valley.
The park sits on the south end of the cemetery and includes statuary and message boards.
Perhaps it is wrong to call it a small park. The correct name seems to be "Pioneer Heritage Gardens."
Besides the reflecting pool located in just the right place to mirror the temple, there is a small amphitheater.
It was just the right quick stop for a picnic and chance to stretch our legs and enjoy the temple.