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Truckin’ on down the line

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Our Traveling Pops!, hanging out in from the rain. Temple Square is behind them!

Hello, everybody! Continuing our journey, one stop at a time! And yes, I’m fully aware that I once again missed Monday. To be honest, I’m not even really sure where it went. We had school and work, and then (surprise, surprise) baseball. Phew! The end of the season is near!

When we left Boise, we traveled on down to Salt Lake City, UT. Now, I’d been to Idaho before, so that wasn’t a big deal. But I’d never gone down into Utah, so it was a lot of fun to see the landscape change. Well, sort of. The upper half looks a lot like what we’re used to. Evergreens, clouds, rain. Yup. We traveled all that way to the rain. Fun. But, while we were only there a night, and saw a very small portion of the city itself, what we did see was really cool. I’ve rounded up a few things I found in my searches for things to possibly (but not really) have time for.

One of my favorite things to do is eat. One of my husbands’ favorite meals is breakfast. So I combined the two, and have found two of  the many, many places to get a good breakfast in SLC. If I had had the chance, I would’ve eaten here at Pig and Jelly Jar. This place has a unique menu, but it all sounds delicious! And for your more traditional breakfast, check out Penny Ann’s Cafe. My kids love a good waffle and pancake, so this would’ve been the place to go for us.

pancakes with strawberry blueberries and maple syrup
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There is, of course, shopping galore. We stayed in a hotel near the Gateway center, a unique shopping experience. The original design was built as part of the project for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and while there, we asked the concierge at the hotel about it. He said that while it’s a cool building, and there is shopping, they have since redesigned downtown as the main shopping hub. He did recommend that we go see the Gateway, as the history and fun of it is still there.

adventure cold daylight frost
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There are seasonal activities everywhere. The Weber River is right there, and you can go tubing with the Barefoot Tubing company. I have never done a river tubing excursion, but I hear they are awesome, and a great way to pass a hot day with the family. For the snowbirds in town, there are numerous ski resorts around the area. We snowboard, and there was one that really piqued my interest, and I would love to go back and board there. Alta Ski Area looks to be fantastic. It’s large, with lots of trails. The site lists everything you need to plan your stay, which is always easiest. There is also an open air ice skating rink that looks to be heavenly. The Gallivan Center is open only during the winter season (naturally), but looks to be the place to go with friends and family on a cold night, hopefully with freshly fallen snow!

The hotel that we stayed at was located right down the street from Temple Square. I would’ve loved to walk around the park there, as it looked absolutely beautiful. However, it was raining, and coming from the Northwest, I am sick of walking around in the rain! So that didn’t happen. But from everything I read and heard, this is a definite stop when visiting the city.

I was able to locate a blog post about the city, and it’s numerous activities. The page is actually about food review, but she compiled a fantastic list of 101 things to do in Salt Lake City, and it was her inspiration that lead me down the digging that I did. Another trip, I think I’d schedule more time in the city, to be able to enjoy its rich culture.

Until next time!

Kendall

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