Paul won a weekend getaway to Park City for a Halloween Costume contest at work, so we cashed it in a few weeks ago.
We stayed at the Stein Erikson
, which was amazing!! I could get used to the 5 star hotel treatment.
We made sure to avoid Sundance Weekend, but there were still plenty of stars to be spotted. Including Kim and Kanye while I was schooling Paul in chess in our hotel lobby.
We even had our own private hot tub on our deck. We just had to get ourselves psyched up to take off our robes and get in the hot tub in the freezing weather.
The highlight of the weekend, besides being kidless for an entire weekend for the first time ever, was dog sledding.
It was better than I anticipated it being. There was fresh powder, the sun was shinning and we were the only ones around.
The dogs were hilarious and super friendly. My favorite was of course the one eyed dog, who reminded me of my beloved cat Wilma. :)
It was like a roller coaster ride, I was surprised at how fast they would fly down the hills. It was a blast.
We shopped, we ate, we watched movies, ordered room service, and just relaxed. It was awesome. Plus, getting picked up by a black escalade anytime we called was pretty awesome too.
Being up there kind of made me want to learn to ski, kind of.
Park City Mountain Resort
We weren't planning on doing the Alpine Slide or Alpine Coaster at The Park City Mountain Resort
, as we didn't want to leave Crew out. But, once we showed Macey the Alpine Coaster online, she convinced us we had to go.
Paul took Miles on the Alpine Slide, since there was no way I was riding that ski lift up with him. Pretty sure I would of had a heart attack before we got to the top.
The first thing Miles said when he climbed off, was "Again!"
I then took Macey on the Alpine Coaster, since it pulls you up the mountain, vs. having to ride that ski lift.
Macey made me push the handles all the way down the whole time so we went as fast as possible! She loved it.
Macey of course ended the afternoon with dipping dots, which she happily shared with all of us.
So glad Paul suggested a trip, it made me feel like I wasn't letting summer slip us by! Best trip, with the coolest people I know.
We were trying to decide wether to get a condo just off of Main St. in Park City or Go with one in a ski resort. We decided we'd probably do more hiking
than shopping, so we went with Westgate at The Canyons Ski Resort
It was the right choice for us, because there was never a shortage of things going on right outside our resort!
This random ski lift bench was a favorite hang out.
There were always random events and activities going on in The Village, so they'd run some of their lifts to transport people to and from the parking lot down below. We of course loved riding them and waving to the follow passengers.
Trina came up to play one evening and we got to ride the lift down to a Farmer's Market. She was also kind enough to take our only family picture of the trip!
The most exciting part of our trip was when Macey and I got stuck in a torrential downpour while riding the lift. It involved lots of screaming, laughing and being totally soaked.
These pictures were taken right before it started pouring.
They do free concerts in the village on the weekends, so we of course had to check it out. There isn't much that beats free live music in the mountains.
Macey and Miles loved playing in the giant sandbox, eating good food, and performing their awesome dance moves.
We rode the Gondola up to the Red Pine Lodge one morning to do some hiking. Thank goodness it was totally enclosed, cause it was high and slightly scary.
From the end of the lift we hiked just less than 2 miles to Alpine Lake, which was pretty much just a man made pond. But, they had paddle boats and tables with umbrellas, so it made for a perfect destination. Miles was a trooper too and completed the longest hike of his 2 1/2 year life with little assistance from me. We told them it was good training for our trip to Disneyland next month. :)
Even though we don't ski, we sure do love the ski resorts in the summertime!
Don't worry I still have one more post to complete our vacation recap. :)
Things were getting claustrophobic around here, so Paul suggested we take a trip the following week. I started searching the internet, my criteria being less than a 5 hour drive, cooler temps then Orem, and no basic hotel rooms allowed
. Park City fit my criteria perfectly
and being only 45 min away made it that much better. This was our 2nd Navasard Only Vacation. first ever documented here
We stayed at the Westgate
, which was amazing.
It was an awesome week and since I'm sure you're all dying
to know exactly how we spent our week I will be documenting our trip over multiple blog posts, it was that awesome.
First I will cover the amazingness of our resort.
Our favorite parts of the resort were: the playground.the Multiple pools.
We played Marco Polo, had lots of races and floating competitions, and worked on our pool tricks.
Crew of course was the perfect baby and slept poolside every day while we played.
Macey's favorite part was diving for her dive sticks and Miles' was conquering swimming with his arm floaties on. the Arcade.
We got to introduce Macey and Miles to some of our favorite games: galaga, Mrs. Pacman, Crusin USA, and Air Hockey. Crew of course slept in his stroller here too.
Macey and Miles loved having their own bathroom, I don't think their teeth or faces have ever been so clean. We tried to have them sleep in separate rooms, but they of course ended up together on one king size bed.
I loved the lazy mornings with no schedule and the fact that Paul made us pancakes every morning, was like heaven.
The view from our balcony:
And to prove that Crew was awake sometimes:
Can I just say I forgot how awesome newborns are while you're out and about?! He really was amazing, love this baby.
More to come on activities at The Canyons and around Park City.