Thursday, September 10, 2009

Road Trip to Salt Lake City

Maybe I should more accurately call this a "Girly Road Trip"! Deb, Pat and I left Spudville early Tuesday morning and headed south. Wasn't long before we needed a "pit stop", so we pulled off the freeway into Glenns Ferry, and on our way out saw this sign! Gave us a giggle--we decided we could all work in Equine Dentistry when we get really old and our eyesight fails! In my case, that was yesterday.

Down the highway just a few more miles (N0--not another pit stop!) we saw this sign, and decided to try and find Tuttle, Idaho. We looked and looked. After much driving around in circles, we gave up. There is nothing to find in Tuttle! But here is the sign:
Our first night in SLC we ate dinner at a "hole in the wall" Mexican restaurant called the Red Iguana. The food was incredibly good, especially the Mole. The line was out the door--and it was a Tuesday night. But it was well worth waiting for. This tiny place has been voted SLC's best Mexican food for several years running. Mmmmmm good!
Wednesday was a LARGE day! We started with coffee for me (finally!! at 10:00 am) at this pretty little coffee shop. Had a delightful conversation with the owner--he's from Alaska! Small world!
Then Dear Pat, after a stiff hot chocolate, got a little rowdy (you know how she is) and got herself handcuffed by the local law enforcement. Here's the picture to prove it: That Pat--ya just can't take her anywhere!
After a few hours shopping in the Sugarhouse District, we decided to drive up to Park City. This is the view from along the highway, isn't it pretty?
Before we got to Park City we saw a sign for a Farmer's Market, and decided to stop and explore. We ate some yummy fresh cheese curds and local strawberries for a snack, and walked around and checked out all the great local produce and interesting crafts.
There was a nearby chair lift, so we took a ride up the ski mountain (one of many in Park City). The views were incredible! This is looking up the mountain:

Here is Deb--she was not too sure about this--especially when there was a bump--she let out a little screech every time!

This is at the middle lodge looking down:

Middle lodge area and some shops:

We finally made it up to Park City about 4:00pm. What a pretty little town. We strolled up and down Old Main Street. This is looking down Main Street:

There were some really pretty old buildings. This was one of my favorites:

This is the old Park City City Hall, 1893!

Every lamp post had beautiful hanging baskets:

We finished our stroll around Park City with a nice dinner at The Bandits--a really good BBQ restaurant. Then we headed back down out of the mountains towards SLC and stopped at a nice outlet mall for a little retail therapy. I think Pat was the winner, as she spent the most. Oh, wait--maybe that means she was the loser??? I don't know!!
It was a wonderful, busy and fun day! Tomorrow--IKEA!! And--ANTIQUES!! And--more tired feet!


  1. Sounds like you ladies are have a great time. No coffee before 10 AM - that would be rough! I can't wait for you to see the architure of Tioga County/Tiger County....

  2. architecture (I think this is correct)

  3. Hi Dianna - This is a test to see if you can now read my comments.

  4. Yea! It works. It sounds like you had an awesome trip. I've been to the Red Iguana and they have great food. Do you think we can bribe them to open a restaurant in Boise?