Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A quick getaway to Park City

As Scott's graduation present I planned an overnight getaway for the two of us to Park City. After all the drama with the car and the van we were a little worried that we wouldn't be able to go, but luckily everything worked out.

So Monday afternoon we headed off to Park City. On the way up, Scott and I stopped at Red Robin. Normally I would say that going out to eat with the kids is not stressful, but when Scott and I got into Red Robin and sat down, I realized how relaxing it is to go out to eat with out the kids... who knew. After dinner we went to the Park City Peaks Hotel to check in and then decided to walk around historic downtown Park City. It was fun, but at 7:30 on a Monday night during the off season, it was like a ghost town, seriously. It was like all the people in the town has suddenly been abducted by aliens leaving everything as it was at that moment. We are talking restaurants with tables set and a candy shop with toffee still in a large copper pot. Pretty much the only people we did see were the "colorful locals" tumbling out of the No Name Saloon. Having the town to ourselves was a lot of fun, kinda like walking through a super cute snow globe. Minus the water and flying snow.

When we got back to the hotel, a few blocks from downtown, we decided to hit the pool. It was so fun. I never forget how much I love Scott, but when our day to day life is so busy (like it has been) I forget how much fun we have together. There was this awesome HUGE outdoor hot tub and it was a beautiful night and then we jumped into the outdoor part of the indoor/outdoor pool (yes it was cold). We seriously goofed off in that pool like a couple of kids.

The next day we went back to downtown and had a very yummy breakfast at a cute little deli and walked around a little again. Surprisingly, at 10:30am it seemed at least a little less deserted. Then we took off to the outlet malls to get Scott some new clothes for work. We got some amazing deals like some really nice $58 pants at Banana Republic for $12 and a $100 pair of Bass shoes for $35. After hours of shopping we once again returned to historic downtown and had dinner on the balcony of the Red Banjo Pizza Parlor. It was soooo good and the atmosphere was wonderful.

And then it was time to return to real life. Back on the homefront Scott's parents got to enjoy a little quality time with the kids which included Alan getting a sudden, and from what I understand decorative, bout of diarrhea (very ususal), Logan's slight cough turning into a cough with a runny nose, and all the three kids who usually go to bed at 7:30 wouldn't fall asleep until 10:30 and then instead of waking up at 7:30 am they woke up at 6:30. And yet when we picked them up Grandma and Grandpa only had nice things to say about what fun, good, sweet, kids they were, all the funny things Alan said, silly things big boy Logan did, and what a nice little mommy Emma was to Logan. If only everyone could see their kids through the eyes of grandparents.
As we were leaving Alan said "Thanks again Grandma." He sure is a funny kid. But really, THANKS AGAIN GUYS!

Once we got home on Tuesday night I suddenly realized that I too am sick. But on the bright side, I managed not to be affected by it until we got home. Let's just hope that it's not the swine flu.'s not the swine flu it is more like a really bad case of whine cold.


The Byrd House said...

Fun! Glad you guys got to get away for a bit. It helps every now and then. :)

Dean, Andrea, and Tanner said...

Seriously jealous! What I wouldn't give for a Park City getaway and some outlet shopping deals! Glad you got to go despite the crazy car situation. Speaking of which are either of your cars fixed??

Becky Lewis said...

GO SCOTT!!! Our bisop just finished Law school at BYU - his name is Scott Hansen. Know him?