Park City, UT — Saturday, July 29, 2006 (backdated)

Kelly and I decided it was time for a much-needed vacation, so we packed our bags and headed out to Park City, UT for some R&R.  This is a log of our activities.  It is more for my own sake so that when I'm old and senile, I can look back at what I did in my youth, but feel free to read on.

IMG_1832 We woke up at 7:30am to go hiking.  By the time we got dressed and ate our breakfast*, it was about 9am.  We drove around and finally found the Lost Prospector Loop.  It’s a pretty flat trail that is used mostly by mountain bikers.  The views were nice, but other than that it was a pretty unspectacular trail. 

By the time we were finished, it was noon, and time to meet Kelly’s friend Mindy and her husband Troy for lunch in downtown Park City.  Kelly hadn’t seen Mindy in over 8 years, so it was a nice little reunion for them. 

Strangely, many of the restaurants downtown aren’t open for breakfast, and quite a few aren’t open for lunch, either.  We ended up sitting on an outdoor balcony of a pizzeria called the Red Banjo Pizza Parlour.  It is up on the second story and near the top of Main Street, so we had a great view of everything that was going on below us.  We sat out there for 4 hours just chatting away.  I had a great time getting to know them, and it seemed like Kelly and Mindy were able to pick up right where they left off.

IMG_1842 We had planned on hitting up the ZipRider that afternoon, but it was late, so we headed back to the condo to cleanup and get ready for the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert out at Deer Valley Resort

Man, we had great seats.  We were 6 rows up from the stage, just to the left.  Unfortunately, they didn’t allow flash photography, so I only got one grainy picture at the end, but it was sweet to sit that close and be able to see the expressions on the musicians’ faces as they played.  Plus, the Utah Symphony played behind them, too, giving them a very full sound. 

It was about 10pm after the concert, so we just went back to the condo and crashed.

* Total cereal blows ass.  I'm serious.  Toe jam is probably more palatable.