Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Celebrating in Park City, UT then the Drive Home

After our marathon, Jeff and I left Provo and headed to the mountains to stay the night in Park City.  We got to our hotel and shared a bottle of some Napa wine to celebrate our PRs.  We drank our Valley of the Moon Cab Sav that we got when we drove through wine country in January from our awesome plastic wine glasses; it was pretty good but nothing special (esp. for the price).  The rat dogs wanted some wine, but they are light weights and I hate when they get drunk so we didn’t share (Elle just sniffed at us from under Jeff’s sweatpants, where she was hiding).

wineWe got a cab and hit up Main Street Park City in the late afternoon.  We sampled some brews at Wasatch Brew Pub and had some cocktails at a few other bars.   

park city

The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful.  Can’t wait to come back here in the winter to ski!

wasatch brewery patio Being the crazy people we are, we made it until 6:30 PM before we called for the cab and headed back to the hotel.  Exhausted from the 3:30 AM wake-up call and running 26.2 miles, we were asleep by 8 PM

The next morning we loaded up the Trailblazer and headed back to Colorado via I-80 through Wyoming.  We liked taking a different route home and loved the gorgeous road trip scenes (even the wind turbines). 

WyomingWe also snacked on our delicious road trip food.  Yeah, we *try* to be healthy by only having access to fruits and veggies…..

road trip food Once we got close to Colorado, we noticed a plume of smoke.  As we got closer and closer to Fort Collins, we realized that there was a big problem in the mountains.  The High Park forest fire started early Saturday from lightening, and is still burning.  The smoke is even horrible in the Denver area, which is 1.5 hours south of the source.  I will be staying inside as much as I can until this gets under control!  So sad.

high park fire

We had such a wonderful mini-road trip to run the Utah Valley Marathon and can’t wait for the rest of the summer (camping, running, hiking, trail running…..)!

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