Apr 28, 2014

~ utah


Easter was weird. All three of our children were busy with their own lives, all doing good and positive things that didn't involve their parents. There were no baskets, no egg hunts, no brunch plans. So my husband and I ventured to Park City, Utah, and what a fun surprise that turned out to be…


The scenery was spectacular...


The St. Regis Deer Valley is a splendid hotel and being in between seasons, we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.




This was the view to the right from our balcony...

And to the left...



The biggest surprise was the funicular which my husband called the funiculater the entire weekend...

The funicular, or incline railway, serves as an outdoor glass elevator up the mountain! Technically, it consists of two counterbalanced cars at either end of a cable passing round a driving wheel at the summit. The glass car rides up a track and delivers guests to the hotel lobby on the mountain!

Here's where we waited for the funicular to pick us up...

Here's the view from inside the funicular as we near the hotel...



There's the car heading up the track...



We took walks everyday in the 65 degree weather… beautiful!















Apparently, Utah is awesome. The gardens shared in my last post were a definite highlight, but the whole trip was relaxing and rejuvenating, the scenery a constant inspiration.

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2 comments:

Perri G said...

I love your husband's name for the 'lift.' I have never funiculated and am feeling terribly deprived as a result.

What a beautiful, sweeping panoramic view. Your between season experience is why I love a South Carolina or Florida Panhandle beach in winter. It feels all mine!

Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

We have visited Deer Valley for a number of years in March. I am so happy to see your photos of a different season. It is truly a magical place. Thanks for sharing.