after surviving the afternoon mountain biking gooseberry mesa, we said good bye to beautiful zions national park, re-loaded the bikes & luggage, and packed ourselves back in the car & headed towards part two of our anniversary summer adventure – park city.
along the way, we took a stroll down memory lane… driving thru provo canyon (bridal veil falls, under the full moon light, is absolutely breath taking), reminiscing about our days at sundance & how we met, before we arrived at hotel park city.
this swanky hotel must have known it was our 10 year anniversary, or maybe they had heard i was a snowmama & just wanted to impress me, whatever the reason… they definitely treated us nice.
i honestly think our hotel park city suite was larger than our entire house. with a fireplace in the bedrooms, not one, not two, but THREE shower heads in the bathroom – i was definitely considering moving in, on a more permanent basis.
the next morning, we woke up refreshed & ready to attack the trails at deer valley resort. but, after remembering how many time i fell the day before, jeffy insisted i suit up for action.
as we boarded the lift with carrie & todd, i was once again amazed at the beauty. i honestly can say park city is heaven on earth – year round.
we spent all day on the mountain… riding the lifts up & flying down the hill.
okay, that’s not exactly true. i kinda creeped my way slowly down the hill, with my hands gripped tightly on the brakes at all times. at the very least, i can say my bike & i grew much closer during this adventure… getting to know each other very well.
watching him ride over logs, jumps, bumps, rock gardens & more, definitely left me feeling impressed, very much in awe & maybe a wee bit nervous.
at the end of the day, i have to admit i was pretty proud of what i had accomplished. i wasn’t white-knuckling the brakes as much as i usually do, rocks & roots didn’t scare me like they used to & actually kinda of enjoyed mountain biking (just a little bit, i’d be lying though if i said i wasn’t still scared to death of mountain biking).
even though i had devoured my dvblt & several homemade ice cream sandwiches at lunch, after riding 13.9 miles downhill i was ready for dinner.
luckily, while strolling park city main street we stumbled upon wahso – an asian grill. where we feasted on octopus, chicken curry, miso cod & creme brulee baked & served in a coconut shell. yum. yum. yum.
following an amazing brunch, with an even more incredible view of the entire valley & the most beautiful clouds ever, (maybe it’s just me – but the clouds in utah seem extra fluffy), it was time for our short trip to end. once again we packed up the car & headed home.
but, we couldn’t leave utah without a visit to the iceberg, for thick shakes made with fresh black raspberries, the most delicious onion rings & fry sauce – ever, and an extra-large cup of crushed ice.
i could have died happy right then & there. a shake so thick it can stand up on it’s own, AND you need a spoon to eat it?! i’m licking my lips just thinking about it.
i can’t think of a better way to celebrate 10 years of marriage, & start a new chapter in our very own, once upon a time…