Home to me is an open road ahead with Brent by my side and my kiddos tucked in the backseat.
(And a fat black cat sharing shotgun.)
The drive from Lake Tahoe, CA to Park City, UT was longer than expected.
(It always is.)
I’m not sure why every time I map up to our location I actually think we’ll get there in the estimated time.
(The power of postivive thinking does not seem to apply in this case.)
Our first night we made it to Winnemucca, NV.
The following morning, we treated ourselves to a rare breakfast out at The Griddle.
The highlight of our drive to Park City was stopping at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
We thought it would be dark by the time we got there but instead the sun had just set.
The only word that comes to mind is magical.
It was like Mad Max meets Monet.
(That’s “magical” right?)
It was dark by the time we made it to Park City. We bloodied our truck and trailer on the way up the mountain when we ran over an already dead large animal after the car in front of us swerved at the last minute to miss it.
It was scary.
(Thankfully there was no damage done.)
We were hoping for lots of snow but aside from a few days we didn’t get much.
Our RV park was an easy 10 minute drive from Canyons Resort.
This is what the boys do when they are with their dad.
(Brent said it was actually very crowded and safe up there. But still…)
One evening we headed over Midway to see the Ice Castles.Because of Utah’s unusually warm winter they were only open for a few days.We purchased tickets for the first time slot of the evening. I’m glad we did because when we left there was a line of cars over a mile long waiting to get in the parking lot.
Utah Olympic Park was only a few minutes away from our RV Park.
It was interesting and worth a stop.
(Does anyone else like to daydream about being an Olympic athlete?)
Downtown Park City with its old school charm was nearby.
Sundance Film Festival was going on while we were there. We looked for Roberty Redford without any luck.
We also tried to get tickets to one of the kid’s movies but they were sold out.
Our Park City Experience at a Glance
Where We Stayed:
- Park City RV Resort – This was small, well-maintained, owner owned park with a GREAT location. The daily rates are on the high side but a weekly or monthly rate is much more affordable.
- Bonneville Salt Flats – So the salt flats aren’t in Park City but we stopped on our way there and they were so cool!
- Canyons Ski Resort – It’s part of the Epic Pass and a really fantastic resort. The boys also tried Park City Ski Resort but thought Canyons was much better.
- Utah Olympic Park – Worth a quick stop and the museums are free.
- Ice Castles – Maker reservations for an early time slot. Ours were for the first time slot and when we left there was a line of cars at least a mile long waiting to get in the parking lot. However, this could have been due to the warm weather and short season for the ice castles.
Love and Laughter,
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