Sunday, July 12, 2009

Releasing The Butterflies! NOT!

Remember a while back, we got some butterfly larvae and we were going to watch them grow into beautiful butterflies? Well...we have and they are and now we want to release them into the wild. We decided to take them on a road trip to Salt Lake City to the Red Butte Gardens so that they could have a chance of surviving.

It was a great plan! I got up, got the kids up, dressed, breakfast, make snacks and sippy cups and we were off like a pair of panties. Darling husband had two things to do. Get up and get the butterflies. I'm guessing doing TWO things is TOO much.

We forgot the butterflies.

Regardless, we had a wonderful time walking around and seeing all there is too see! I had my first squirrel sighting! The squirrel population of Colorado was out to get me and I'm now deathly afraid of them. I screamed like a little girl when I saw it. They have a darling children's garden and the most delightfully smelling herb and fragrance garden. My favorite by far...was Edna's Waterfall Garden. It is the most peaceful place...I could have sat there all day.

Note to self: Next time bring....
A picnic lunch
A bottle of wine
My freakin camera
A babysitter
Next...we went looking for some lunch. I had heard about Cafe Trio from my foodie friends on Twitter and it looked darling. There were so many great items on the menu but I decided on the asparagus and mushroom cannelloni and it was amazing! So creamy and yummy....the song AT LAST came on just as I took my first bite and I was in heaven!

Cafe Trio
680 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

We saw the Tulie Bakery next door so we saved a little bit of room in our tummies and enjoyed the most mouthwatering desserts we have ever had. Hubby selected a banana cream tart, the kids each had a frosted cookie (this frosting was out of this world) and I just wanted a little bit of chocolate. Chocolate Bouchon (Bouchon is french for cork) is a small brownie like cake, the outside is crispy and the center is moist and fudgy. Hubby couldn't stop thinking about the slices of cake so he got one of those too and it was the best cake he has ever had. We will be ordering our birthday cake from here in September.

Tulie Bakery
863 East 700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

HERE is a video of our little excursion! You tube has muted it because I used a song that belongs to someone else. But if you can't view the other one....HERE is my video without sound.


  1. You Tube says your video is private (I didn't realize it was THAT kinda video *wink*)

    Looks like a fun day. I cracked up when I read that Hubs forgot the butterflies. Thats totally something I would have done!

  2. Sounds like a fabulous day even without the butterflies! Utah certainly does have amazing natural beauty!

  3. That food looks awesome, making me hungry.

  4. Thanks for all the info about the Gardens. I've not been there but have also heard that it is fantastic. Also the tips on the cafes in the area. I'll file them for future reference when I'm in that area:)

  5. What a great day and a beautiful place....I guess the butterflies were meant to stay with you all just a little bit longer :) I think it is hilarious that he forgot them....sounds like something that would happen to us!

  6. What a fun day Connie! I love Red Butte Gardens. My kids have had some great field trips there. I also love Cafe Trio. I have been meaning to check out that bakery. There was a really good article about it in the Salt Lake Magazine's Best Of series. It sounds so yummy! You get out and do the greatest things!


  7. I literally laughed out loud at your husband forgetting the butterflies. Classic! :) Glad it was still a wonderful day. :)

  8. Beautiful waterfall, and yummy food!!

  9. I really thought you were going to say that the butterflies died. So this is far better than it could have been. And it ended with cake - so I'd say it was an almost perfect day!

  10. oh my goodness, that's something I would do (forget the butterflies). that lunch looks awesome!

  11. That lunch sounds SO yummy!
    What a great day you guys had!


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