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Friday, May 3, 2019

Our 16th Anniversary: Park City & Salt Lake

Toasting with our garlic toast at Denny's
 For our 16th anniversary we stayed in Park City at the Landmark Inn, a hotel that Steve's dad helped design many years ago.  My family stayed there when I was a child on a few occasions when we'd visit Park City on vacation.  It now has a Denny's on location, which happens to be one of Steve's go-to places he likes to eat at. 

My mom's manager at the Best Western Hotel was able to get us a discount, room upgrade, and an anniversary basket.  It was a nice touch. 

We really didn't do much other than sleep and eat in Park City.  We did go for a walk, but it was still really cold in May, snow was still hanging around. 
My meal was good.  Mushrooms, onions, and gravy smothered beef roast.  Jalapeno creamed corn (yum!), and broccoli.

One of Steve's favorites is the Slam Burger.  It's a burger layered with bacon, hashbrowns and an egg.

For dessert: a strawberry-nutella crepe

For second dessert, cinnamon roll pancake with horchata ice cream

This fun basket was waiting for us in our room.  Don't tell anyone, but the popcorn and pretzels were stale, and the fudge was rock hard and had expired a few months previous. haha!

Selfie on the bridge over the freeway, nearby our hotel.  It was getting dark and actually it felt a little sketchy, so we just walked across and went back to our room.

The next day we traveled to Salt Lake, got up early to hike Ensign Peak and for some lovely picture taking opportunities.  It was beautiful!

Anniversary selfie on our way down the mountain

A legacy garden across from Ensign peak

Spring flowers!
 Our next stop was touring the State Capitol and the nearby gardens down the hill.

We happened to be one of the first tourists to view the Golden Spike on display.  We showed up at just the right time to get to go through with renowned historians, legislators, and TV crews.  It was fascinating.  No pictures were allowed in the exhibit. 
The park down the hill was absolutely gorgeous!  It was in beautiful bloom.

It seemed like a fitting idea to go to the Cheesecake factory.  We also found a theater and went to a movie.
 On our drive home, we took our time, stopping at pretty locations for pictures.  It was another enjoyable anniversary together.  I'm glad we took the time to celebrate. 

The following photos are from Steve's camera.

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