Tuesday, December 30, 2014

White Winter in Utah

Living in San Diego, we are so spoiled with great weather all year long. This year we wanted to experience a white winter. We just got back from a few days spent in Utah, in and around Salt Lake City. We had a great time experiencing some great winter weather!



Day One:
We stated our day off with a planned hike to Ensign Peak. The view from Ensign Peak is one of the best for a panoramic Once we got to the trail, it was completely iced. The steep trail was impossible to do with our two little boys so we had some fun at Ensign Park instead! The views from the park were just as awesome!






Not too far from Ensign Park was the Utah State Capitol Building. The beautiful building sits above downtown Salt Lake City.




We then met with our good friends the Gottfredsons for lunch at City Creek Center. The mall is huge! I had to use all my will-power to not stop and shop!


A short walk took us to Temple Square of the Church of Later Day Saints. We walked around the grounds a bit. Highlights for me were the life size nativity scene, as well as a replica of the Christus statue.







Our boys loved the Natural History Museum with the awesome dinosaur exhibits!






Day Two:
As a snow storm headed to the area, it was a great day to play in the snow. We drove around the the city of Sandy, Utah, where our friends the Gottfredsons live. It was definitely an experience driving in the snow!





Home of the owners of the Utah Jazz
We found a perfect spots for the kids to go sledding. The kids had a blast!






I thought the kids would've been super tired from the sledding but as soon as we got home, they wanted to play some more in the snow!




Day Three:
We spent the morning driving up to Park City to explore the Olympic Park. The kids enjoyed the interactive museum. My friend Dorothy and I were ready to try the bobsled experience but because of the storm, it was closed. Boo!






We had a quick stroll around downtown Park City to check out the awesome ski lifts and locations of the famous Sundance Film Festival.





We ended our visit to Utah with a Sleigh Ride in 14 degree temperatures at the Canyons Resort in Park City. It was super cold but a great experience!




We loved our white winter experience in Utah! Thanks to our good friends, the Gottfredson family, for hosting us and showing us a great time!!

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