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Friday, December 16, 2011

Snowy morning in Salt Lake City

image borrowed from Google images

The ground is covered in a thin layer of fluffy white snow.  The boys are thrilled despite the freezing temperatures.  As I write, the boys are on their way up to the slopes.  Ski school starts at 9:00 a.m. , so in order to get a spot  you have to be there by 8:30 a.m. This meant they had to leave the hotel at 8:00 a.m.  Roman is cuddled on the couch watching Nick Jr. as he waits for dad to return and his adventure to start.  I think we might go to the Children's Museum or try out this Greek restaurant I have always wanted to go to.  Roman will go skiing next week.  We wanted to give him a couple of day to acclimate to the altitude which is nothing to take to lightly.  Tip number one if you are going to go skiing and coming from a lower elevation: Give yourself a day to acclimate to the environment. Tip number two:  drink plenty of water.  Tip number three: go to bed early.  Tip number four:  Make sure you have your pain reliever of choice on hand just in case you do get a headache.  The sooner you treat it the more enjoyable your vacation will be.  Yesterday, we went to the Living Planet Aquarium.  The penguins are hilarious to watch.  Harris and Roman had fun getting shocked by the electric eel and seeing how they create enough energy to light a Christmas tree.  Did you know there are river stingrays?  I didn't, and they they are really pretty.  They are black with white spots.  Afterwards, we went to my favorite Cafe in Salt Lake called Tulie.    While we were at the Aquarium, Frank and Winston enjoyed a perfect day on the slopes.  They couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Unfortunately, I left my camera cable back in Georgia, so I can't share any photos from our day.  Ugh!  How is your Friday shaping up?  I am excited because tonight we are going to see a friend from our days at University.  It has been 14 years since we have seen her.  It will be fun to meet her husband and her three children.  Have a Happy Friday! 

4 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

Sounds like a perfect time and so jealous! Alta is my favorite ski resort my hubby loves Snowbird! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Emily said...

Sounds like you're right in the middle of a great vacation! Lucky!

Have fun!

Vanessa Watson said...

jealous! I would love to go skiing but sadly North Dakota has zero hills!!

Arctic Mum said...

Freezing temperatures here too, we'ved done a little bit of country skiing, but soo cold. Tried ice skating today too. Anna's started with solid food too, have tried rice porridge - wchich she loves, and boiled potatoes which are less popular. Enjoy your holiday!