Parked in Park City, UT

Home to me is an open road ahead with Brent by my side and my kiddos tucked in the backseat. PicMonkey Collage Driving to UT

(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.)

PicMonkey Collage Winnemucca NV

Our first night we made it to Winnemucca, NV.
The following morning, we treated ourselves to a rare breakfast out at The Griddle.

RV 4 Bonneville Salt Flats UT

The highlight of our drive to Park City was stopping at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

PicMonkey Collage Bonneville Salt Flats 2 UT

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.

PicMonkey Collage Bonneville Salt Flats UT

It was like Mad Max meets Monet.
(That’s “magical” right?)

RV 4 Park CIty UT

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.)

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We were hoping for lots of snow but aside from a few days we didn’t get much.

Panorama Snowboarding Park City UT

Our RV park was an easy 10 minute drive from Canyons Resort.

Thing 1 Snowboarding 3 Park City UT

PicMonkey Collage Snowboarding Park City UT

10957345_549346941873599_6951440577815107661_nThis is what the boys do when they are with their dad.
(Brent said it was actually very crowded and safe up there. But still…)

Brent Thing 1 Snowboarding Park City UT

Snow Trees Canyons Resort Park City UT

Thing 1 Snowboarding Park City UT

PicMonkey Collage 3 ice castles ut

One evening we headed over Midway to see the Ice Castles.PicMonkey Collage 2 Ice Castle UTBecause of Utah’s unusually warm winter they were only open for a few days.PicMonkey Collage 1 Ice Castles UTWe 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.

PicMonkey Collage Olympic Park 2 UT
Utah Olympic Park was only a few minutes away from our RV Park.PicMonkey Collage Olympic Park 4 UT  PicMonkey Collage Olympic Park 1 UT

It was interesting and worth a stop.
(Does anyone else like to daydream about being an Olympic athlete?)

Park City UTDowntown Park City with its old school charm was nearby.

PicMonkey Collage Park City UtSundance Film Festival was going on while we were there. We looked for Roberty Redford without any luck.
PicMonkey Collage Park City 3 UT

We also tried to get tickets to one of the kid’s movies but they were sold out.

RV 11 Park City UT

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.

The Highlights:

  • 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.

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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4 Responses to “Parked in Park City, UT”

  1. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) Says:

    How gorgeous! And what fun that would have been to get tix at Sundance. Ah well, I can tell you that if you find yourselves in PS in June during our short film fest, there are always kids tickets available!! But that’s because it’s summer in Palm Springs 😉 Miss you guys.


  2. Boyink Says:

    I hope you were singing Johnny Cash in Winnemucca!


  3. Wanda Says:

    Would love to visit the Ice Castles. I have never heard of them. Can’t say that I would attempt a mountain that had a sign like that !! Nice post .


  4. The Guy Who Flies Says:

    Hi Jenn,

    What an interesting little road trip. I’ve only ever been to Utah once and was blown away by how stunning the scenery was, thanks for reminding me.

    It certainly is a contrast between the salt flats and those snowy hills. But my, those ice castles look fabulous. When can I go? 😉


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