Well, since the price of gas forced a few to cancel their plans, and since we can all get together later for Christmas, and since BD had the time off anyway and we had a place to stay...and is since even a word?...we decided to go ahead as planned to enjoy 3 days in the refreshing mountain resort of Park City. Joining us were the only locals in the family, Mom, Dad, and Rayanne.
Here's how it started:Wed. we arrived at our lovely "rented" lodge, unpacked and settled, and went out to enjoy the spectacular golf course view on the deck. Rayanne arrived with a bag of new books which she was so excited to show us. Mom grabbed, History of the Mafia and absconded herself on one corner of the patio, Rayanne took, Diet Guide for Multiple Sclerosis and planted herself on the OTHER side of the patio and I, in the middle, got out my book that I had already brought, House Calls and Hitching Posts: Stories from Dr. L's career among the Amish. Dad read Consumer Reports, Brandon, Ensignchurch magazine) The girls were happy to sequester themselves downstairs with a steady dose of the Disney Channel. As everyone burrowed into their books I said, "Seeyou all on Saturday" and that's basically what happened.
Okay, not exactly. You can't actually get much reading in if you are the parents of 4 little ones.
Here are some of the other fun things we did:
Olympic Park: watching the free-style skiers practice their moves and landing in a giant bubbling pool was AWESOME!
The .02 mile hike (enough to breath in some fresh mountain air)
Walking on Park City Main Street
Men's Golf--Greg and Brandon
Ladies Lunch--didn't happen...no parking, restaurants closed for the Arts festival, Mom guffawing at the menu prices, etc. We should have just stayed home and read our books.
Park City Arts Festival (me and mom only)
There you have it! We left Sat. to attend a baptism on the C. side of the family.