Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fun Extravagana ~ Weekend Trip

We haven't been on a trip in almost a year. Alex's behavior when we went to Denver last year cured us of ever wanting to leave our home overnight again. Have you ever gone on 'Vacation' only to return more stressed out and tired than before you left? That caused me to make a 'no travel' rule and anyone that wanted to see us had to come to Utah.

Calvin is hell bent on taking Alex to Denver for one of his Bronco Game trips so I thought we better test the waters and see how he would do.

We chose Park City because it is a resort town and only 90 minutes from our home. I have fallen in LOVE with Park City. We felt tranquil, welcome and normal there. Incidentally, I didn't see one LDS church, but we did find a Jewish Temple and discovered that the reason that we felt so content was because Park City has a large Jewish population. It reinforced my belief that we are supposed to convert to Judaism.

We also enjoyed the large wine and beer selection at the liquor store, the many restaurants and shops, the beautiful scenery and places that are open on Sunday. We found out about many activites that we will attempt next year when the kids are a little older.

We loved our condo at the base of Park City Ski Slope...it had TWO bathrooms. Alex slept on the pull out couch and did great! We were so proud of him. We swam in the pool and spent some time visiting Historic Main Street. We ate lunch at Main Street Pizza and Noodle and weren't impressed. The Pizza was only okay and didn't reheat well at all. Calvin and I shared a Calzone and the cheese wasn't melted in the middle. That is what we get for choosing the first open restaurant!

For dinner, we went and picked up food from Nick's Greek Cafe. It was wonderful! We had gyro meat, spanakopita (my favorite), dolmades and pita wedges. The entrees come with a salad that was amazing...fresh feta, cucumbers, onions and a couple kalamata olives. I loved every bite! This is the most authentic Greek food I have had in years.

In the morning, we enjoyed breakfast at Good Thymes, and went to Whole Foods on the way out of town. The kids' had fun but were very happy to be going home. We are thinking of making this a yearly August trip that would make the perfect last get away before school starts every year. We are only three years away from sending Alex off to Kindergarten. Where does the time go?

Interesting facts about Park City Utah

Park City is one of the few Utah towns established by non-Mormons and it once had 27 saloons lining the streets.

Park City was a mining town but was nearly a ghost town after the city was flooded. Skiing brought people back in the 1950's but it wasn't until the 1970's that the town began to grow.

Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl (from Grey's Anatomy) were married in Park City in 2007.

Bill Engvall is is from Park City.

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And now we return to our daily lives of snacks, parks and letter's of the day!
I leave you with the best dressed Moose in Utah!


  1. Looks like a fun trip! And I'm impressed by how well the kids did.

    I once went to a wedding without Chris, and had to stay alone in a hotel room with 15 month old twins. Good times.

  2. I've heard so many great things about Park City. I am going to demand my hubby take us on one of his business trips there this year! DEMAND! LOL...

  3. I really want to go back in the winter. I think it must just be a Winter Wonderland!

  4. Park City's wonderful! I understand boycotting travel/vacations with small children. We've done that for years. It's so nice when it finally works. Good for you!



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