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utah get-a-way, bloating & 3.2% beer

utah get-a-way, bloating & 3.2% beer

Last weekend G’s company sent us all to Park City which happened to be the last few days of Sundance Film Festival! We took advantage of Jack & Patsy’s stay by making them hostage babysitters.

Our moods were good right from the bar at LAX where we awaited our flight.

We had a great laugh about “No Side Shot” on the receipt. Everything’s funnier when you don’t have kids with you!

We cheered right out loud when we noticed our dear friend’s NYTimes Bestselling Novel, City of Dark Magic in the airport bookstore! Go, Lynchie!!

I was so impressed with this water fountain which was ubiquitous at the Salt Lake City airport!
You can either drink straight from it or fill your water bottle with it. Amazing!

We got up early the next morning to hit the slopes.

Whilst waiting for a cab to take us to Canyons Resort, I noticed some income disparity in our neighborhood.
The house in the foreground had smashed in windows in contrast to the luxury homes behind.

Anyone who knows me knows I will enjoy myself but not before feeling guilty about my good fortune.

This is the back of our townhouse.

Right across the street from us:

Finally we hit the slopes at Canyons.

So happy.

G & I skied all day! After the lifts closed, we stopped by The Umbrella Bar for a beer. A low alcohol beer.

We finally picked ourselves up & got out of there as the sun was going down.

Off to the Brickyard Dinner at one of the houses in town. This house sucked! It only had ONE elevator and the DVD player in the screening room was broken. LAME!

Poor lobster!

Dinner awaited!! We made up about 40 people so we took turns eating!

Nobody took turns drinking though.

Killed by 10PM.

As many of you know, the beer in Utah is 3.2% alcohol (4% alcohol by volume). This means you might tend to drink more beer than you normally would. Not so in my case. For me 3.2% beer = wine. I drank only wine after I noticed the mid-section bloating taking place. Others drank hard liquor.

After dinner we headed out for a drink in town & then back to our house up the hill. Many played foosball and/or went in the hottub but as many tired mama’s know, a vacation bed (i.e. clean sheets & nobody waking you with a shriek at 4AM to pull their covers up for them) looks better than sitting in a cup of hot skin soup (aka an overused hot tub) with a bunch of rowdy blokes.

Next day we slept late. Aggggghh!!! Yes, we slept till 9 o’clock!!! What a treat. Off to a late lunch & then a half day skiing in Park City. We could walk to the slopes from our house.

I skied the slowest I’ve ever skied before. Is middle age catching me?? I couldn’t see any features on the snow and worried about falling and shattering a knee. It was still tons of fun!

That night G grilled about 150 burgers & dogs on the grill. I enjoyed a beautiful & much needed salad prepared by Lisa (did not get a picture of it) as well as some homemade fries. YUM!

Having only 2 full days in Park City, we didn’t make it to any movies (“films” to you film festival aficionados) but we didn’t feel we missed out on anything!

Thank you, Brickyard!! You made my year!



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2 comments on utah get-a-way, bloating & 3.2% beer

  1. Michael Farley
    February 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm (1763 days ago)

    Hey there! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can check out the details at my site. Hope you guys are doing well. Miss you and love the blog.

  2. Christina
    February 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm (1754 days ago)

    Thanks, Michael!! I am honored! I’ll post my responses this week. Thanks for thinking of me & give everyone a hug. xx

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