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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Apr 23, 2014

~ the most amazing garden tour ever


Driving through Salt Lake City on a cloudy day over Easter weekend, we passed by the most spectacular display of spring flowers. The flowers kept going and going and we thought it must be the SLC Botanical Gardens. Finally we parked and walked through what turned out to be Temple Square, home of the Latter-day Saints Temple. Let me tell you, these people are serious about gardening. Join me on this amazing garden tour.. Truly, I've never seen anything like it.











































































Absolutely immaculate and stunning… the perfect way to spend a cloudy April Saturday!

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