One of the beauties of the Sundance Film Festival is you never really know what you’re going to see, but it’s always an enlightening experience. Tonight we had the honor of braving the biggest blizzard in our 20 years to join fellow Parkites at the Best of Fest showing at the Eccles Center here in Park City. We knew little about Fields of Fuel. But we left enlightened and changed. This is a film everyone simply has to see!
Everyone’s welcome to join me this weekend for the Circle of Friends Holiday Boutique. Pottery, paintings, jewelry, crafts and other handmade items will be featured Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17 at the Spotted Frog Bookstore in Park City’s Redstone Village Center at Kimball’s Junction.
It’s always fun to have the grandkids and this year it was a special treat to celebrate Madeline’s 11th birthday! So far the fountain in the Olympic Plaza at the Gateway Center in Salt Lake City has been the hit. But today it’s off to Raging Waters for a birthday celebration.
New Year’s was one of our most enjoyable ever, with family and new friends from Indianapolis converging on Park City for a week of fun and skiing. Having spent our first holiday at home in nearly 10 years, it was great to have company. Our platinum guests Nick (Carole’s brother) and Keli and son Nick made their second trip in six weeks. And they brought family friends the Aldersons and the Munleys to also spend the week in town. We made great new friends, kicking off with a fun New Year’s Eve party with a bonfire and Geocaching for the kids, and plenty of fabulous wine from our new friends! Checkout the slideshow.
It’s a happy and sad Christmas. Happy to be home for the holidays for the first time since 1997, but sad to not with with any of the kids. So since we can’t be in Wisconsin (with Erin, Meghan or Michael) or Colorado (where Chris is skiing) we’ll share Christmas here. Check back for updated photos, webcam of gift opening (yah, it’s corny) AND please leave a holiday greeting in the comments section below.
New York, New York, one of our favorite cities! And every November we have the opportunity to visit during the New York Ski and Snowboard Ball. Last year daughter Meghan joined us; this year we were on our own. It was a hugely successful ball for the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding, and some exciting adventures for Tom and Carole.
Fall’s a time for change here in Utah. The wildflowers in the backyard have been gone for a month now, and the blankets of snow on the mountain peaks aren’t melting everyday. Winter is around the corner. And there’s frost in the morning on our birds on a wire.
Growing up in Madison, we frequently made trips to Chicago. So our annual trip to emcee our U.S. Ski Team fundraiser is always one of our favorites. Each year we host one of our midwestern family members as our guest at the Chicago Ski and Snowboard Ball and spend a weekend in the Windy City. This year Nick and Keli (Carole’s brother) from Indianapolis joined us for a chilly bike ride along the Chicago lakeshore.
We’re on the road again, dining our way across America!
It’s September, and time to get on the road again, winding our way east out I-80 to the good old midwest. It’s a trip we do every fall and we both know the road by heart. Join us as Carole skips rope at truck stops, we visit our favorite Flying J’s, and find interesting new places to dine.
Local bluegrass favorites Detour Utah have been making a name for themselves all summer playing every-other-Wednesday night at Bunny’s, a private club for members (and others) in Coalville. In fact, the band’s Aug. 23 season finale gig was so popular that Andrea at Bunny’s has asked the group back for another big night, Wed. Sept. 6 with no cover and a $10 steak cookout!