Monday, March 25, 2013

Park City, Utah

We had such an amazing trip to Utah. I'm not sure the picture I took can do justice to how beautiful it is out there. I am not a cold weather person by any means, but there is something about the beauty and vastness of the mountains out there that just have me enamored with this state.

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This was my 3rd trip out to Utah with our wonderful tour guides, Zac and Jamie. We stayed right outside Park City and packed 4 days of snowboarding into our week long trip. A record amount for us, and my tired bones felt it by the last day! We were a little nervous upon our arrival, because it seemed like spring was right around the corner in Utah but the snow gods were good to us though, and we ended up getting fresh snow - LOTS of it - twice during the week.

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Jamie and I even took a day off the slopes to travel to Heber City to try out a dance trance studio. We had a blast doing 90 minutes worth of songs we had never seen before, and they were kind enough to let us steal the stage and teach them 2 new songs too.

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For as many calories as we burned on the mountain, we certainly did our best to replenish them with some of the most delicious food in Utah. We went to one of our favorite places in Park City, Maxwell's, twice. We ate Cafe Rio twice as well (what can I say, we know what we like.) We also had an incredible Italian dinner in downtown Park City at Buona Vita. The two stand outs, though, were High West Distillery and Red Iguana. High West is a whiskey distillery in Park City housed in a old garage with an eclectic menu and of course, a robust cocktail/whiskey menu.

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The line outside Red Iguana on a random Wednesday evening was a great indication of what was to come. Their feature was the 7 different types of mole sauce which our waiter allowed us to sample. The meal was incredible, right down to my favorite part - the refreshing and unique pepino (cucumber) margarita.

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We had a wonderful time being with friends, and enjoying long, leisurely dinners out to eat and taking naps and sleeping in on the off-mountain days. Both of us were so fortunate to have grandparents keep our babies and keep us abreast of happenings at home with FaceTime, video and pictures. I was admittedly more sad to leave Bo than I thought I would be, and by the time our last day rolled around I was wishing the Star Trek teleported was a thing because I wanted to be home and hold my baby boy IMMEDIATELY. Saturday was a long, long, long day of travel home. I am incredibly indebted to my mom for spending an whole week doing momma-duties to my little guy and taking great care of him.

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Lindsay Collins said...

Looks like an amazing trip! Grandmas are the best babysitters, no? You don't get that kind of love and attention anywhere else.

Jamie said...

Such a great vacay. Let's do it again next year, k?