Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Utah Vacation 2007

Last week we went to visit Helaman's parents in Sandy, Utah. I was really excited when we got there because it was really chilly out, but that was short-lived unfortunately. Charlotte was excited to meet her other grandparents and a whole group of relatives who adore her!

View from Park City ski lift.

Helaman was shocked that I lived in Utah for four years and never went on the Alpine Slide. So in the fast-becoming-a-tradition of hanging out at ski resorts in the summer, we headed up to Park City and rode the slide as well as the newer Alpine Coaster which we were able to ride together. It was faster which made us both feel a little queasy for the rest of the day. Are we getting old??? I used to be able to ride coasters all day and not be fazed.

Silver Lake. Somewhere in "The Canyon". Nice to be out in nature!

Dueling babies.

While in Utah we visited my old BYU roommate Christianne. Her baby Dylan is just two weeks older than Charlotte, and he certainly likes his tummy time a lot more than she does! Here she is trying to pick up some pointers.

The pool sure looked good in the blazing heat we braved to see the aerials show in Park City. Olympic athletes and hopefuls put on a show every Saturday in this summer training facility.

It was really cool to see all the aerialists jumping at the same time - sorry I didn't get a video of that but this one gives you the idea. Afterward we went on some ziplines that went down alongside the ski slope and the Alpine Quicksilver. T hey were all fun but I got majorly burned out in the sun my skin hadn't seen in years!

Charlotte with Grandpa and Grandma E


Will & Natalie Giddens said...

Looks like a fun trip! Ya know, I lived in Utah for four years and I've never been down the Alpine Slide either. Did we miss the memo or something?

Christina said...

LOL I tried to explain to Helaman that BYUers didn't really venture out of Provo too much - Park City was "sooooo" far away! I also told him that our dates were also loathe to pay more than the 50 cent movies on Tuesdays! Ah, memories.

Lucy said...

Sounds like a blast! And boy is Charlotte getting big. I think I definitely need to go to Utah in the summer (I have only been during ski season).

Lachelle, Rob & Eliza said...

I have that same little dress for Ellie that Charlotte has on in the pictures with Christianne. And like you - I've never been down the Alpine Slide either! How funny.