7/6/17

Park City, Utah- Summer Vacay...


We arrived in Utah on June 12 and this is what we found as we drove through the 
Uinta National Forest... 
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We didn't mind having come from 100+ degrees in Arizona!  We drove through a blizzard and it was only 26 degrees.  When we arrived back to Arizona we were having a heat wave and my car said it was 125.  Guess we'll chalk that up to global warming?  The snow quickly melted and we had great weather during the rest of our stay in Park City.  Over the years we've spent a lot of time in Utah visiting family but tried to do some new things on this trip that we've never done... Like snowball fights in June.  That is a new one for us!


The Red Butte Gardens have beautiful flowers, trails and amazing views of Salt Lake City.  Our girls loved the Children's Garden and so did we... It's magical!



I was excited to take my girls to Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington.  I haven't been since I was a kid and have such fun memories.  We had a blast!  The weather was perfect and we didn't have to wait in long lines.  My husband said he'll never go back to Disneyland again.  :(

Utah Olympic Park is our new family favorite!   We loved the zip lines, slides and rope courses.  We watched the skiers practice aerial tricks and land in the pool... You can also ride the bobsled.  We didn't but plan on doing this on our next trip.
The Homestead Crater in Midway is about a half hour drive from Park City.  Greg's parents watched our kids so we had the day to ourselves.  You can snorkel, scuba dive or just float (BTW this would be a great place to teach your kids to snorkel- It's warm and no sharks to worry about 😁).  The crater is a geothermal spring and the water stays 90-96 degrees (remember to make a reservation).  It was so relaxing to just float.  I could have stayed there all day!
From Midway we took Cummings Parkway Drive.  It's takes you the back-way into Sundance.  The dirt road eventually meets up with a paved road.    On the drive you'll see great views of Mt. Timpanaogos.  Cascades Springs Trail is great for families.  The last time we were here we saw a moose in the river.
Beautiful views above Sundance

Near Sundance is the 3.5 mile Stewart Falls Trail.  We did this hike towards the end of the day which was nice since the mountain kept us shaded from the sun most of the way.  We saw quite a few children doing this hike so don't be afraid to bring them along.
We stayed at the Westgate Park City Resort and Spa.  Our girls loved the indoor/outdoor pool and I loved the steam room!  On our last day we took the gondola up behind the resort and had lunch and did some hiking.  One of the trails was the Alpine Lake Trail it was a short easy hike.  It was a peaceful and relaxing way to end our Park City Vacay!

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