We made it to Utah!
We broke the trip into two pieces- We left Friday night for Vegas, then headed out Saturday morning for Park City. Going to Vegas was not bad at all, but for some reason the drive to Park City on Saturday seemed to take forever.
The (late) afternoon we arrived in Park City we walked along Main Street and got some pizza. It’s hot here!
Sunday morning I knew I had to get in a run because B was headed home that night to get back to work (Boo!) and the boys (who are my built-in running babysitters) were headed to camp. I ran along the Rail Trail. Used to be a railway. It was so scenic:
It was a 7 mile tempo run at 7:53 pace (with one warmup mile and cool down mile.) The first half of my run was slightly downhill which made the pace easier. After the turnaround I had to push it.
Once I got back, we all ate and headed to the Alpine Slides and Coaster. Here’s the six of us. This was right before I dropped the camera remote in the grass below us.
The slides were fun but the coaster was awesome!! We all challenged each other to not hit the brakes once. It went fast! And better yet, I got to hear Lou’s cute laughter the whole way down.
Sunday night, B left us to get on a flight back home. Frowny face. He’s taking time off for our Rio trip, so he couldn’t swing another week off for Utah. He’ll be back Thursday night.
Monday morning I dropped off the boys at BYU basketball camp. They were beyond excited. I could barely get them to hug me goodbye!
That night, at Cafe Zupas, Lou fell asleep at 7:00pm. Everyone’s sleep schedules are so off here because the sun doesn’t set until 10:00! It’s crazy.
Yesterday we went to Doughnut Falls with my friend Kara and her three little ones (her little boy is rooming with Cash at BYU.)
We hiked all the way (with the little ones) to the falls and then decided we wanted to see the top of the falls where you can walk under them. Here we are at the bottom of the falls…
We heard it was really cool at the top. However, we took an extremely unsafe route to get to the top (thinking it would be easier with the little ones.) You can see here we were one slip away from certain death.
I had little Lou to carry most of the way. I was nervous about her. But we made it to the falls and it was pretty cool! The kids loved it. The water was really really really cold!
As nervous as I was about Lou, I knew I needn’t worry about Posey. She is a rockstar hiker:
Lou was mainly concerned about pretty flowers. She is such a girl (and I love it.)
After we ate, got cleaned up, and rested a bit, we headed to a park with Kara and her kids to get them nice and worn out. It worked.
We’re missing our boys, but we’re ready for more adventures this week. Stay tuned!