Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Had a great time in Salt Lake...

I'm back from Salt Lake City and had a fabulous time with my bloggy friends! Lisa W. was the perfect hostess and gave us a whirlwind tour of Salt Lake.

She picked me up at the airport on Friday at noon and we headed back to her place. She has an absolutely adorable 1920's bungalow...it's so charming and full of character. Her street has great big trees and lots of greenery, very different than my neighborhood here in Arizona.

Lisa S. and Mary-Mia also arrived on Friday and we all headed up to Park City, a ski town which was home to the 2002 Olympic skiing events. We stopped by Olympic Park to check out the site of the ski jump and bob-sleigh events. After that we had a nice, leisurely lunch (of course, Mary-Mia had tacos) and did some shopping.

On Saturday morning, Lisa W.'s mom, Sunny, came over to make us all a special treat for breakfast. She made the most wonderful Norwegian pancakes that we filled with butter, jam, and sour cream and sprinkled with powdered sugar...YUM!

As we were finishing breakfast, Tiffany, who also lives in Salt Lake, and Julie, who's flight had just gotten in, arrived at Lisa's. Since all the Utah trip bloggy ladies were all together, Mary-Mia and Lisa S. gave us some goodies they had brought along.


Mary-Mia had these adorable little shirts printed up with our daughters' names on them and Lisa S. gave us each a goodie bag filled with fun stuff....mine had ladybug playing cards, an adorable photo album and a ladybug memo cube.

We spent the day doing some shopping and then we stopped by Tiffany's house, which was built in the 1950's. She's done lots of renovating and the place is really cute. Just like Lisa's place, it's filled with lots of great character.

Here's Lisa W. with Tiffany's baby, Beau.

Saturday night we had some great Thai food and Lisa S., Lisa W., Julie, and I stayed up late chatting and laughing...it was a really nice evening.

Sunday morning we all met up and saw the weekly performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir...it was a beautiful and touching performance. This is the longest running weekly broadcasted performance in history and they have it down to a science. It was quite a treat to see them perform live.

Mary-Mia had to head out to catch her flight after that, and Lisa W., Lisa S., Julie, and I took a walk through Temple Square. After that, Lisa S. drove us up to the Snowbird ski resort and we took this massive tram ride up to the top of the tallest peak (12,000 ft elevation). I was pretty nervous on the tram, but it sure was beautiful once we got up there. The next thing on our agenda was the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island State Park where antelope and buffalo roam free. We didn't see any antelope, but we drove through a big heard of buffalo including a momma with her two babies. They crossed the road right in front of us and were just about 10 feet away....pretty cool. We had a full day on Sunday, so we just chilled out that night and took it slow and relaxed a little on Monday.

Lisa W., thank you so much for opening your home to us and spending your time keeping us entertained. I so enjoyed meeting you and Mesa, who by the way, is the sweetest dog ever! Mesa really is 90lbs of snuggle fun as Lisa has said before on her blog...I definitely found that out first hand as Mesa came in to say good-night my first night there.

14 comments:

Made in China said...

Wow, it sounds like you all had such a great time! What a great idea!

Julie

Kim said...

I'm so happy that you all had a great time together!

Julie said...

I was so happy to FINALLY get to meet you in person! But I am still a little mad at you that you, not me, are Mesa's favorite! ; ) Hope to see you in Phoenix soon!

Lisa and Tate said...

I am so glad you had a great time!!! I cannot express enough how much fun it was to meet you and thank you for putting up with a 90 lb snuggle puppy in your bed!!! Just hanging with others who know the talk and walk sure helps!!!

Lisa

Connie said...

What an awesome trip, memories of that one will be cherished!

Shannon S said...

Loved reading your blog about your waiting Mommy weekend! Such a great thing to be able to chat about your favorite topics with others who "get it"!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

What a fun, fun trip! It was great to meet you in person and hang out all weekend. Glad I found some tacos too, heehee. :-)

Tammy said...

Sounds like fun. I'm sure the company was great.

Stephe said...

Looks like you all had a FANTASTIC time! What an adventure!

Nathan & Emily's Mommy (Mary) said...

sounds like y'all had a great time!

Shelli said...

Sounds fun!!

Jen said...

What a great trip!! I'm so happy for you all being able to get together. If there's a Phx get-together, I'm crashing! hehehe

Eliza2006 said...

Donna,
It was so great to meet you! I had such a fun weekend!

Tiffany

Kim M. said...

I'm glad you guys had such an awesome time!