Happy Thursday, friends!
Today, I have PART TWO of our trip to Park City over Christmas break. If you missed yesterday’s post, PART ONE, you might want to catch that before reading today’s.
Don’t forget, I’ll do a Q&A post next week, so if you have any questions about skiing with the family, traveling to Park City, etc, please leave them in the comment section below, and I’ll try to get them all addressed in that post.
Also, we have many more trips scheduled for 2022, so if you just have generic “travel post ideas” for me, I welcome those too!
Okay, now on to today’s scheduled content…the last half of our trip to Park City, Utah 🙂 .
Today’s post kicks off with a cold and kind of crazy New Year’s Eve morning as we welcomed DAY FIVE of our vacation…
…Kensington, Madeley and I were supposed to have skied today (K’s third day, the third and final day for Mades and me), but due to the weather, some avalanche action on the mountain, closed lifts, delayed starts and a bit of chaos, after waiting in the lift line over an hour, we decided to simplify our lives and only Andrew, Smith and Ashby went on the mountain. Kensington, Mades and I had an unexpected morning off the slopes…which we didn’t mind 🙂 .
Meanwhile, these two (and Smith!) didn’t mind waiting and taking the blues (too much for Mades and me). They had an epic day of skiing (once they finally got on the mountain!).
The three of us played in the snow (oh boy, we played in a lot of snow!), grabbed a cozy lunch and enjoyed the afternoon.
That evening, we all cleaned up and headed back to Prime to ring in the New Year!
Since we stayed up to watch the ball drop (um, we stayed up to the wee hours of 10:00 PM…thank you mountain time), we took it easy the next morning and the girls slept in while the boys…
…kicked off their first day in 2022 on the slopes! Since Andrew and Smith both have Epic passes (due to how much they board each year), it’s super easy for them to board whenever they please. They just get on the lift and go! No waiting in lines for lift passes for these two,
After some morning boarding…
…we all met up at 501 for a New Year’s Day lunch!
After lunch, we headed back to our favorite little Park City bookstore…
…and then, stopped by some other festive and fun shops too…
We all grabbed yummy New Year’s Day cookies…
…and some coffee before…
…heading back to the mountain to skate! This was the coldest day we were there (and we were there on some snowy, cold days!). I thought for sure I had hypothermia after watching the kids skate. Geez, it was cold!
These four though didn’t seem to mind one bit!
After we cleaned up (and warmed up), we enjoyed one of our favorite dinners at…
…River Horse 🙂 .
DAY SEVEN was our final full day in Park City! We had always planned that this would be the day that Andrew took the three big kids up on the mountain while Mades and I chilled out. But first though…
…we played a lot of cards 🙂 .
Smith William Shull LOVES to snowboard! He absolutely cannot get enough of it!
Big morning views…
…then they met us for lunch before heading out again.
Mades and I went back to the bookstore, made snow angels, built a snowman…we had a TON of fun.
My parents gave her a Polaroid camera for Christmas, so she took a ton of pictures too!
…Andrew was living his best life with his three oldest kids. Next year, we’re hoping family ski day includes Mades and me too. We just need one of us to get significantly better…and I’m not talking about Madeley…sigh.
After everyone came back in from skiing, we watched the Cowboys/Cardinals game…
…while my mini me read a travel book. She LOVES a travel book!
Then, we all cleaned up and headed off for our final dinner in Park City.
That’s a wrap Park City! We sure do love you and will see you next year!
Whew! I hope you have all the happy vibes for this sweet little town too!
Don’t forget to drop your questions below!
If you missed PART ONE, head over and check that post out too!
I’ll see you all back here tomorrow, friends! xx