A few of my friends thought I was a little bit silly to fly to Utah and not take a single day off of work. However, I was able to fit so much in the three days over memorial day weekend it seemed like a whole week. The highlight of Saturday was visiting the Payson Utah Temple and Sunday was having brunch at the Sundance Resort, this is how I spent Monday.
I love children and have always loved children but living in New York city I have very few chances to babysit or even be around small children. This weekend reminded me the joy the children bring to the small and unexpected things. If you’re not tired of hearing of her by now you might be by the end of this post. Monday morning Lily and I sat on a blanket in her backyard and played with bubbles. True that the container of the bubbles might have been more interesting and more fun to chew one than the actual bubbles but nonetheless we had a great time.
After a late breakfast we headed up to Park city, picked up two of the six-year-old’s friends, and headed to Park City Mountain Resort. The drive took us through canyons and past a massive reservoir, everywhere I look was like this.
When we got to Park City and headed up to the mountain I was blown away. The last time I had been to the mountain I was 11 years old and was there to ski. The mountain was almost unrecognizable when it was not covered in snow but I had a great time taking all of the kids on two of the most famous summer.
We bought a combo pack and were able to do the two post popular summer activities – the alpine slide and the alpine coaster. To ride the alpine slide we took the chairlift up the mountain where we picked up a little yellow carts and I raced the boys down 3,000+ feet of luge track.
The second ride of our double play combo pack was the alpine coaster and as Christopher is not over 54″ tall he had to ride with me. I must say, I had twice as must fun speeding down the 4,000 feet of curves, bends and loops with a six year old screaming with joy.
Afterwards we explored a bit before heading to the home of my friend’s coworker to celebrate Memorial Day with a traditional cookout. I may have become a bit too engrossed in the delicious cheese platter, hotdogs, baked beans, and fresh watermelon and I realize I now I forgot to take any photos except these two of my beverages, a phenomenal Moscow mule and a great glass of chardonnay, offset by the stunning mountain backdrop. I do believe those kind of memories are the best, the ones you are having too much fun living to think about taking photos.
All too soon it was over though and we left Park City and headed the 45-minutes to the Salt Lake airport so I could catch my red eye back. And I love that even this iPhone photo does justice to the gorgeous snow capped mountains that are already begging me to come back!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!