He loves adventure and outdoor things so I thought it'd be fun to surprise him with a trip to Park City! We typically go south for our little trips so I wanted to do something different and Park City is close and filled with lots of fun things. Luckily RaeLene was willing to help me by watching ALL the kids or we couldn't have had our awesome getaway.
I planned the whole thing in secret and was able to keep it quiet for weeks and weeks! I told him we were going to do something fun on Saturday but that was all the info he got. When we got in the car I gave him the envelope with directions and the hotel reservation. He was so surprised that we weren't going home that night.
|Made it to Park City!|
|Perty snow covered Mountains|
We started with the Alpine Coaster, Eagle zipline and some lunch at the Pig Pen Saloon. Justin had a pulled pork sandwich and I had a fiesta chicken salad. Both delicious. We were able to watch the skiers going off the big jumps while we ate and had such a good time at the Park City Resort. The coaster was an absolute blast and we decided we have to go back and let the kids try it.
After that we headed over to the Visitors Center to get some info and talked to somebody who recommended the Olympic Museum. Even better was that it's free! It really was such a cool museum so anyone up that way should check it out. All kinds of hands on fun and then you can also do a bobsled ride or some ropes courses. We stuck with just the museum and then did some shopping on historic Main Street. We found a souvenir for RaeLene to thank her for watching the kiddos for us and then went to check into our hotel.
|We moved that cone over to make our own parking space and then somebody parked behind us :)|
|On our way up the coaster|
|Almost to the top!|
|Me and the hubs at Park City Mountain Resort|
|The Olympic Park Museum|
|I killed my guy twice and finally landed it the third time|
|Justin did awesome and landed all three times|
The hotels in Park City are all a little higher priced than in Salt Lake so it worked out to be the same price for a condo as it would've been to stay at Holiday Inn or someplace like that so I opted for something new and we stayed at the Stillwater Lodge. When we got there our room was occupied by the owner who had come up last minute so they moved us. And not to just any room, they upgraded us to the honey moon suite! Three balconies, Three bathrooms, Two bedrooms, a sitting area with fireplace and full kitchen. It was massive! Tall ceilings and full walls of glass and windows. We were on the top floor with an amazing view of Jordanelle and the mountains.
We enjoyed the hot tub and some chinese food before calling it a night.
|The front entrance|
|the king room|
|sitting area in the king room|
|one of our views|
|the 2nd bedroom|
|Out to dinner|
|delicious chinese food!|
|Hot tub as the sun went down|
|gorgeous view in the morning|
|Justin on the other balcony haha|
It was so great spoiling Justin a little and feeling free to do whatever we wanted whenever we wanted without worrying about nap time, bedtime and possible toddler meltdowns. We loved out getaway but it really was nice to get home to the kiddos!
This was the longest we've ever left Liam. He's stayed over night one other time with Grandma but we didn't leave until dinner time and were back first thing in the morning. This trip she had them ALL day and then all night and then we picked them up just before lunch on Sunday. He did pretty well but once he saw me he didn't let me out of sight for the next couple days. He made me hold him and snuggle him and play with him non-stop :)
It was fun to tell the big boys about our trip and hear all about the fun they had with Grandma.
|Brooklynn and Liam|
|cookie before bed|
|Happy boy with Auntie and Grandma|
|his bed all set up|