Every Summer we try to do a little trip within Utah, like getting a hotel in Park City, or in Downtown SLC, or even MOAB (like last year) - basically a little Stay-cation. This year, it was Park City. We stayed at the Bear Hollow Villages by the Olympic Park. It was a blast. Besides the fun time we had swimming in the pool (blogged about here: http://ryanandcynthia.blogspot.com/2010/07/who-is-this-kid.html) we also got to visit with Ryan's friend Patrick and my sister Val, who each stayed with us a night.
We hit the Tanger outlets and the shops on main street with Patrick, then stayed up way too late at or annual movie night, then woke up and had a yummy breakfast at Kneaders (thick cut cinnamon french toast = YUM!). The kids love Patrick - especially Berlin. She is smitten with him and had to hold his hand the entire day.
the kids & the Park City Bear
Then we met up with Valerie for an afternoon at the Olympic park for some Arial jumping (just watching of course) and some alpine slide riding. It was a blast.
The next day we got to ride the Canyon's Gondola up the mountain and hike around. They have a couple trails & a nature hike up there that are are good for kids.
they loved the gondola & the free ski lifts. After we cleaned up from our hiking, we went back and just rode the gondola a few more times (it's $15 for a full day pass - so we had to get our money's worth). The kids laughed and giggled as we went over the tree-tops. It felt like flying.
Our kids loved having a pool at our fingertips. Fin, especially, couldn't get enough of it.
We can't wait to see where our next Stay-cation takes us!