Park City, Utah

We had a wonderful time celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary in Park City. It was the perfect combination of activity & rest and it was beautiful! I had never been to Utah before and didn't anticipate that the mountains are endless. They're HUGE and so pretty. There are too many pictures so I'll just include the highlights of each day & then give you the Picasa link to look at the rest at the end of the blog.

We flew out this past Saturday February 19th and got settled into our condo @ Park City Mountain Resort. Our condo was at the base of the mountain. It was SUPER convenient. We literally walked out our front door, down the elevator and skied to the chair lift. It had a ton of restaurants & stores (included our ski rental place). So we literally didn't need to leave from the resort if we didn't want to.

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Sunday February 20 was our actual anniversary. We celebrated the day with some skiing & then went to a really nice steak restaurant that night. My Love wrote me the sweetest card & then recited a poem that he had written for me last Valentine's day. If I was more of a softy, I totally would have cried.
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Monday was our relax day. We started the morning by taking the bus (which is literally right outside our front door) to Main Street. The local city buses are great & will take you anywhere (for free!). Main Street is where all the restaurants & shopping are at. So we literally just spent the morning walking down the street and taking pictures.
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This is what Main Street looks like. Don't ya love it??
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After an hour or so in the cold, we needed to warm up. So we went into the local bar (yes, at 10:30am). We had bloody mary's & mimosas and made friends with some locals. We sat & talked for 2 hours and had the best time. I kicked Todd's butt in shuffleboard and we chilled.
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Our new friends (and locals) Howard & Jay. They gave us great recommendations and told us how wonderful Park City is all year long.
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From Park City, UT

Afterwards we had lunch at Zoom (a Sundance restaurant owned by Robert Redford) and then we went to Amatsu for a couples massage. I typically do NOT like random people touching me but I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed that massage. My masseuse had the hands of an angel and I literally drooled like a toddler the entire time. Todd & I both needed that after a hard day of skiing on Sunday.

Tuesday was another day of skiing at Park City Mountain Resort. The sun was out & it didn't snow like it did on Sunday so it was easier to ski even though I couldn't hang. I only lasted 3 hours and to quit for the day.
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So we ended early & headed to the hot tub. Can't beat that!
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Wednesday was our last full day so we headed over to Deer Valley. Its another resort very close to Park City and has been rated the #1 ski resort in the world the last 4 years. It is absolutely beautiful and has a different feel since they don't let snow boarders on the mountain. Its also different in that they were HUGE resorts on the all along top of the mountain. You would take a ski lift and see resort after resort where as in Park City, the resort is at the base of the mountain.

A view from the top.
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We had lunch at a brand new resort in Deer Valley, the Montage. It is absolutely incredible! We literally skied down to the resort and this was the view!
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The resort & the restaurant were absolutely beautiful but not stuffy. We walked in from the slopes with all of our gear & snow boots and they welcomed us.
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I had this amazing flat bread with prosciutto, arugula and aged Parmesan cheese. It something my friend Geraldean would have ordered & loved! I had to take a picture of it before I ate it because it was so pretty and it tasted dang good!
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After warming up we decided to get back on the mountain.
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That night we went back to the Montage for drinks before our dinner reservation. This time we took the bus to the resort! We walked into the Vista Bar & Lounge and were blown away by what we saw. It was a HUGE living room with a fire place, leather couches, artwork and sculpture. It was amazing! I wish my pictures would do it justice but they really don't. You're just gonna have to go there for yourself and see it one day.
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From Park City, UT

When Todd was looking at places to stay, he looked at the Montage and soon realized that it was a "little" out of our price range. But we're thinking we could sell his kidney next year and stay at the Montage for a week! (Just kidding- or maybe not)

We ended the night with Fireside Dining at the lodge next to the Montage. Todd had found this restaurant during his research and it was awesome. It featured local European Alps favorites cooked in front of a wood burning stone fireplace. There are 4 progressive stations which yummy food at each stop.

The 1st fireplace was Swiss cheese melted on a plate. You took your plate & went over to the appetizer station where they served things like prosciutto, ham, strawberry jam and fig mustard.
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2nd course included a variety of stews. We got rabbit & veal with mushroom.
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3rd station was the main course which was a leg of lamb.
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The 4th and final fireplace offered desserts such as chocolate, caramel, and white chocolate Grand Marnier fondues. The fondues were paired with your choice of apples, strawberries, bananas, cinnamon pound cake, almond biscotti, and chocolate chip cookies for dipping. Can you say yummy and totally stuffed!!??
From Park City, UT

From Park City, UT

We had a WONDERFUL time in Park City. We hope to go back there someday and this time we won't rent a car (since we got a speeding ticket 25 feet from the car rental drop off). Hey- you live & learn.

Here is the link to all the pictures.
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Make sure you have some time before viewing. There are over 300 of 'em! As you'll see, I'm really enjoying my camera.

See ya!
Candice

Kim  – (March 1, 2011 at 3:48 PM)  

BF! These pictures were awesome!!!! Utah is gorgeous!!!

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