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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I ♥ Utah

So, I took a little time off. That time off included some skiing, some eating, some spa-ing, and some rockin and rollin (which you previously read about). Here is pretty much how it went. 

Saturday: Went for a bike ride. Had a nice little crash (bruises to prove it). Late flight to SLC. Parents sent a shuttle to pick me up. Andy was nice enough to wait up for me.

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

Sunday: Skied Snowbird.

Monday: Skied Alta IN 36" OF POWDER!!! Check out the photo of my Mom below! Powder up to her knees skiing down West Rustler! 

Tuesday: Skied Snowbird and Alta.

He might look goofy here but damn, this kid can ski! We took the tunnel from the front side of Snowbird to the back side of Mineral Basin. Riding the conveyor was kinda fun! 

Wednesday: We took a day off on a case of my poor bruised shins. I might have been whining a little too much for my parents. We decided to take a trip to Park City. But, not without first stopping and having breakfast at the famous The Blue Plate Diner in Salt Lake City. 

Established sometime around the turn of the century. Our family run Diner is committed to serving the finest in traditional comfort food as well as many vegetarian selections to appease today’s eating trends.
The Blue Plate Diner was founded on the axiom that it is better to give than to receive, and therefore prides itself in abundant portions and service that comes straight from the heart.

Modeled after the mom and pop restaurants of a by gone era the Blue Plate obtains much of it’s character from articles salvaged from such places. The authentic soda fountain, built in 1949 was reclaimed from the Olympic Club, located less than a mile away while many of the tables and chairs and kitchen furnishings were procured from the Cowboy Cafe in Fillmore Utah, formerly Utah’s state capitol. Much of the memorabilia around has been donated by customers now turned friends and add to the character that is the Blue Plate Diner.
So, thank you for stopping by and makign the Blue Plate a place where friends, neighbors and travelers alike enjoy the community provided by our humble mom and pop retaurant.

The Blue Plate Diner was also featured on the Food Network's series, Diners, Drive-in's and Dives, featuring Guy Fieri who loved the Corn Beefed Hash so much he called it "Money Hash"!

Voted City Weekly's, Salt Lake’s Best Breakfast 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
Also, voted Best Eats On The Cheap 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009.

Dad had the * Pork Chili Verde Breakfast Burrito.

Andy had * Gordon’s Special (2 eggs, cakes and choice of meat).

Mom had the plain waffle.  

I had * The Mexican Benedict (black beans, red salsa, in place of hollandaise, sour cream and olives)

After our yummy breakfast, we headed up to Park City, drove around a little and got closer to the ski jumps than we ever had. My Dad was nice enough to stop the car so I could snap some photos.

We spent around four hours walking up and down Main Street walking in and out of almost every single store and gallery in the town. My favorite store by far was Prospect. Not only do they have awesome clothes they also carry Tom's and you guessed it, Falling Whistles. Andy got a hip plaid, cool cap and a gnarly Nixon watch! Dad got a dope denim jacket too! (Note: Workin on my mountain lingo).

We spent a better half of the day at the St. Regis at Deer Valley.

I don't know what was more fun, riding up and down on the funicular or watching the saber champagne toast!

The St. Regis Deer Valley

The toast took place on the beautiful deck overlooking the mountains. 

And on to my happy place... The St. Regis bar!

New Dining Bar Mural

See happy!

We were going to head back down to Park City for dinner but decided to stay and dine at Jean George's JG Grill in the St. Regis. Let's just say it was a wonderful evening!

Thursday: Skied Alta.

Alta Ski Area

Every single time I've been to Utah, we always have dinner at my parents favorite Italian restaurant in Salt Lake City called Fresco Italian Cafe. Every single time I have been to Fresco's, I love it that much more. The food was unbelievable! 

Friday: Skied Snowbird with the boys. My parents took Andy to the airport and I decided I needed one more day of skiing! I'm still alive to tell the tale! They didn't kill me!

 I pretty much spent most of my time up here... 

Yep, thats the roof on top of this building...

All in all, it was one hell of a trip! It ended pretty swell as well! Maybe if you're lucky I'll spill the deets! But, I will tell you it started with the hot tub on the roof, some nachos and margaritas, me kicking some butt in air hockey, to the Aerie lounge for some wine and ended at the Tram Club with some new friends who just so happen to live in New York! What a great family vacation! 

To top it off, I didn't forget how to ski! I'm pretty sure I will be hittin the slopes more than once every five years! 

1 comment:

  1. Can't believe I just now found this. I fail as a blog reader.

    I'm glad you had such a good time. It's nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and just have fun for awhile. Had to laugh at you practicing your mountain lingo. I didn't even realize the mountains *had* lingo. Clearly, I need to get out more.

    Thanks for including so many pictures, by the way. That's one of the things I love about your blog: you always have visuals to go along with the text. Makes the reader feel like he/she is right there with you. :)