Oh yeah, right! Park City!! That’s it.
I realized that it has been just under a MONTH since our last post. Disgraceful! I know. But we got back in town and there have been weddings, speaking engagements for work, conferences for work, obsessive house cleaning/reorganization, and 2010 tax preparation and before you know it – POOF! A whole month has gone by. I haven’t even had a chance to finish editing and organizing my Park City pics. Shameful!
But, things are now calm and my house, work schedule, and finances are clean and organized. So, I’m back in the saddle. There’s still lots of good Park City fun to share. So, rather than pretending that I’m posting in real-time and back dating posts, I’m just going to pick up where I left off.
When we last “spoke” our brave, wine guzzling heroine (that would be – ME!)
had just risked life and limb in the name of good fun and trying new things, only to be comforted by a nice Pinot Noir and some rockin’ cheese fondue at a higher elevation than one should ever have to go for a snack. During our mile-high snack, I announced that, since I had such a daunting and treacherous day, I would be taking a ski break to explore Park City proper. Beer Guy was welcomed to join me if he’d like, but the following day I would be hanging out closer to sea level – with or without him. I mean, it’s vacation. I should have at least one day when I’m not required to get up at 6am. Can I get an “Amen” on that one?
The next morning we leisurely ate our breakfast while watching BG’s dad and sister bundle up and do the ski boot mosey back out to the slopes. We got around to catching a resort shuttle onto Main Street in Park City about 10:30. Upon recommendation from our shuttle driver, we popped into Park City’s No Name Saloon for a quick lunch around 11a. Â What a treasure! Â There was so much stuff hanging on the walls and from the ceiling that my eyes didn’t know where to land…but in a good way!
As they said in the Old West, we “bellied up” to the bar and quickly hit it off with our friendly bartender, Nicole.
We sipped on a couple of these,
but decided we preferred the bottled Wasatch Devastator.
(**SPOILER ALERT** We found out later that The Devastator is the only offering from Wasatch that we do enjoy. Â But, you’ll have to tune in later to hear all about that…that is if BG will get off his duff and write a post!)
BG munched on No Name’s infamous Buffalo Burger.
Since it was hmmm… NINE DEGREES outside, I enjoyed the daily soup special.
It warmed me right up! Â After settling up, we hit Main Street again, to see what we could see. Â Some places we didn’t even bother gracing the doors…
(BG has reflux). Â Others, we graced, we bought, we shipped back home!
You see all those aluminum tins?
They’re filled with either olive oil or balsamic vinegar…so many different “varietals” of each. Â We sipped and tasted to our hearts content and decided to ship a bottle of the Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar back home. Â Since I’m writing this in retrospect, I don’t mind telling you that I made this scrumptious Goat Cheese Bruschetta using the Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar, rather than plain. Â One word…
But back to Park City…We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering up and down Main Street which included general Park City cuteness and scenery,
playing in the snow,
an awesome pet boutique
where we were greeted by THIS guy,
Wasatch Brew Pub,
(Don’t let the smile fool you. Â It’s not about the beer.) and Mountain Body Spa and Cosmetic Deli. Â May I just say, OOOH-LA-LA!
But this place deserves a post all to itself…especially since I went back to Mountain Body two days later for much more cosmetic deli goodness!
Suffice it to say, if you are like me and are more for the apres ski or “in lieu of ski” then there is plenty of fun to be had on Main Street in Park City!