Monday, August 29, 2011

Mountain Air: Park City 2011

Did you know there really is such a thing?  Mountain air:  crisp, rejuvenating, even cleansing.  I never realized how much I took those mountainous surroundings for granted until we went back to Utah a couple weeks ago.  Aside from the sheer beauty of it, there's something in the air that just brings me back to life.  I love it.  Mountain air?  Yes, I'm a believer.

The first weekend we arrived in Utah, we headed up to Park City.  Since this trip to Utah was essentially our summer vacation, we wanted to actually have some vacation time (before the wedding madness began).

Growing up in Utah, I never really "vacationed" to Park City.  It never really seemed like a long enough distance away to really be a vacation.  So my summer experience with PC was minimal.  But after spending a few days there, I was certainly not let down.  It is beautiful.  Green.  Cool with a warm sun.  Tons of activities.  Not too many people.  And the summer deals weren't too shabby, either.

We stayed at Deer Valley and took advantage of the mountain.  We rode the lifts up, hiked around, had a delicious lunch outside, and managed to wear Winston out enough that he fell asleep on the lift back down...and slept for three hours after that!

We rode the Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster and little airplanes, rode mountain bikes, walked Main Street, ate delicious meals -- all outside -- and  treated ourselves to caramel apples.  And just before we had to go, we were able to meet up with dear friends we don't get to see often enough.

It was the perfect little vacation.  I'm so glad we made our mountain escape.


{Arranged marriages:  Olive -- 27 mos; Lizzy -- 4 mos; Major -- 8 mos; Winst -- 29 mos}

1 comment:

The Shupaloops said...

We took a trip to Park City the summer before Millie arrived. We still say it was one of our favorite vacations to date.