MAY 19, 2013 (Sunday) – MAY 25, 2013 (Saturday)
This is our lost week as we’ve been ignoring the Park City area, partly because it’s cool and drizzly outside, but mostly because we’ve spent the week creating and working on this website and blog. We did venture out to Old Town Park City and spent the day meandering upper and lower Main Street.
The shops are fun and we saw many things that were tempting, but we kept saying the Prius is full to the gunnels, no more room, so we weren’t as tempted to buy things, though we did pick up a great lemon infused olive oil and a raspberry balsamic vinegar. http://www.mountaintownoliveoil.com/
We bought the oil and vinegar as a vinaigrette, but Edie cooked two boneless skinless chicken breasts in the lemon oil and boy was it excellent! Bursting with lemon flavor. In one shop Mike saw a sign that was very tempting. A wood board with the following carved in it: “I have the body of a God——Buddha”.
Friday night, Edie was washing the dinner dishes and quickly wiped off the stove and said, “Another bonus: you don’t ever have to really clean!” She cracks me up!
MAY 25, 2013 (Saturday)
We discovered a Whole Foods in Park City and have decided to buy what we can there for our next week in Snowbird. So that is our first stop after checkout. We only picked up a few items there and drove down to Salt Lake City and then up to Snowbird. A friend, John Calvert and I traveled from California on a ski trip about 25 years ago and skied at Snowbird and Alta. It was a frigid year back then and nothing like the brilliant sunshine and 70+ degrees at the lodge today. People still skiing with closure set for Monday, Memorial day. The Lodge and room are excellent, and that is saying a lot since we are in a studio. We don’t normally like studios, just the negotiations over what to watch on TV alone makes it not great. She wants, “Say Yes To The Dress” while I am whining to watch “Nova”. We compromise usually, she watches the dress show and then surrenders the remote for hours at a time. It works okay, but two TV’s is our preference.
The lodge is grand with sweeping ceilings, concrete walls and only glass on the outside walls, to blend with and imitate the majestic mountains all around. Giant fireplaces hint at how cold it can be here. Two large pools, one called the “family pool” and the other the “Adult Pool” for those 18 and over. Kids pool is active in the day and the adult pool at night.