Well actually one of many! But our next stop – Salt Lake City – is definitely high on the list. A city should be easy to navigate, have several clean shopping options, great eating places, and an adjacent campground. Add some great architecture, friendly people, and pretty fabulous weather, and you are talking Salt Lake.
Bless Don’s heart, as a lot of time in Salt Lake is typically spent driving me to stores I have researched on the internet, and decided to shop at; or stores I already know the location of. Trust me ladies – if you ever want t a clean get-a-way, this is your place.
But the other fantastic fact about this area is yet another amazing Utah State Park – Utah Lake. Because of it’s close urban vicinity the price is a little higher, but the amenities are worth it. Walking trails lead you though urban and rural development for miles, alongside rivers and streams.
We have never taken the time to drive the west side of the city and surrounding communities. We found many small quaint towns, and a historic Pony Express Station. It is said the horsemen rode 100 miles a d ay, and as you stand here observing the west distances and open land, you can almost hear the pounding hooves.
We were so lucky that our friends Pat and Walter joined us for a few nights on their way home to Canada (and with satellite TV to watch Calgary play hockey). We spent our days visiting and shopping. You have to love that we live 4 hours apart but go 21 hours to visit!
One of the greatest buildings in Salt Lake is the Mormon Conference Centre. Any direction you approach it from is majestic.
One small difference in this trip for us was that we travelled less distance and stayed longer in most spots. That has made it a very relaxing holiday, with more emphasis on keeping active, walking and hiking. And of course my workouts and yoga.
So after 6 nights in Salt Lake City we start the real trek home. Our date of arrival is April 28 for a Co-op meeting I have. Over the next few days you will see whether we rush or relax that final leg.