park city

this morning, my family heads off on a 10-day vacation. we’ll spend the first couple nights at a cheap hotel outside of bryce canyon national park, and a full day in that park. i’ve never been to bryce, and am really looking forward to it. a good day of hiking will do this currently-fat body good.

then, on saturday, we drive the rest of the way to park city, utah, where we’ll spend a week in a timeshare exchange. never been to park city before either.

it’s kinda funny how we ended up going there. back sometime around april or may, jeannie and i realized that with liesl planning on counseling at camp and attending another camp, and with max going to camp and a missions trip, our summer was quickly going to slip away unless we got busy planning some family time. but we didn’t think we could do anything too fancy (or too expensive). so we checked the timeshare exchange website (we own a timeshare here in san diego). of course, it was way too late to get anything coastal. and the only things showing as available, within driving distance, were in psycho-hot, like palm springs, vegas, or phoenix. no thanks — we don’t do 120-degree vacations. but then we stumbled on this place in park city, and saw that the average temp in park city at this time of year is about 80 or 85. that we could do.

so, we know we’ll do what our family does on vacations: sleep in, play games, watch movies, read books.

but we want to take advantage of whatever park city has to offer also. we know we’ll check out the winter olympic center. don’t think we’ll do the bobsled thing — so expensive. but we’re probably going to spend a day at park city mountain resort, riding the alpine slides and zip lines and stuff. but other than that, we’re pretty clueless.

anyone got recommendations for us??

anyone live in park city and want to have coffee??

(btw: blogging will be even lighter than normal, i expect, for the rest of this month.)

5 thoughts on “park city”

  1. We’ve only lived in Utah for a year, but Park City’s been one of my favorite visits. You might check online for coupons to activities, such as http://www.parkcityinfo.com/50/index.cfm?action=coupons. There might be one for the bobsled somewhere, you never know.

    If you’ve never been to Salt Lake City (about 30 minute drive from Park City depending on where you go in the city), it’s worth a morning to drive around. There are the obvious LDS sites, but you can see Rice-Eccles Stadium at the U (it was Olympic Stadium during the Games), and there’s a lot of cool homes and architecture. The Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine is really cool to visit. And if you love coffee, should check out the following in Salt Lake City (in order of importance): 1) Caffe d’Bolla where they use the siphon method to brew coffee (expensive though), and 2) The Salt Lake Roasting Company. They are right down the street from one another.

    If anyone tells you to check out Antelope Island…don’t. Lots of bugs this time of year. But the visitors center has a lot of cool educational stuff about the lake. Just don’t spend much time outside of a building or your car.

    I’ll actually be up there next Monday, but only for a night and with family. However, I’d love to head up for coffee another day if you’re free. Email me at [email protected].

  2. Marko, You guys will totally love Utah, it is such a beautiful state. You guys have to stop in SLC. Up by the University of Utah is a lil pizza spot called “the Pie” it is the best pizza i have ever eaten ever ever!!! granted it has been 25+ years since I’ve been there. I looked them up online about 6 mo.ago, and they are still there. Dude, I’m getting drool all over my keyboard. Love, Peace, and a blessed trip.

    Brady McPhail

  3. Hey Marko,

    Thanks for choosing Park City Mountain Resort as one of the stops on your family vacation! *Insiders Tip* Check out the mountain activities during the week and you will practically have the mountain to yourself. Have a great time and let us know how it goes!

    Thanks,
    Becca, Park City Mountain Resort.

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