Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Yesterday's Adventure

Today will be a lazy day for me. The boys have gone on a guided fishing trip down the Green River and I'm left on my own. It will be a good day to do a little knitting and catch up on some blog reading. Yesterday we spent the day exploring the mountains. The morning started with sunshine and just a few clouds, but soon gave way to gray skies and snow. It was still a lovely day and we saw many beautiful sights.

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We came down from the mountain and had lunch in Sandy at Crown Burgers. It was our first time to eat here. They serve pastrami on their burgers! I guess it's no different than adding bacon to a burger. It was good pastrami, but I ended up taking it off. I like my burgers plain, I guess. I also tried fry sauce for the first time. It's similar to Thousand Island dressing without the pickles. Pretty good.

Since we were in Sandy, we stopped by a yarn shop I knew was there.

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This shop also sells antiques. They carry a small selection of interesting yarns. A unique little shop. I bought some unspun yarn that should be great for felting. I've never seen this before and at only $11 dollars for a huge cake, it was a great buy.

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We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the countryside by car, ending up in Park City where we walked around the downtown area and stopped in some of the shops. All we bought was some coffee to warm us up. It snowed the whole time we were there.

As we headed back to Salt Lake City, John has us looking for moose. We finally spotted one, but it was far away. The only way we knew it was a moose and not a rock was that we could tell it had legs. I guess this counts as seeing a moose in the wild, but next time I hope to see one closer.

To end the day, we were treated to a beautiful sunset over the valley.

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9 comments:

  1. If you make it back to Sandy there is another shop...Unraveled Sheep. Looks like we had a little blue sky for you!

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  2. Oh and fry sauce!? I won't bother with fries unless it's available. That means no fries outside of Utah;-)

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  3. The photos look absolutely beautiful, especially to an Aussie.

    Love the hat and gloves, boy you sure do need them there. Fry Sauce???Don't know about that one!!!

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  4. Great pictures! Definitely a departure from my urban-ness!
    And the fry sauce - I didn't get that at all. When in Utah last year, I tried it, but no go. yuck.......

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  5. Those pics make my day! So beautiful you can almost smell the crisp fresh air! I love shops like that. Haven't tried the fry sauce, but when in Rome...

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  6. Pictures are fabulous. They look like postcards. The yarn shop sounds very interesting. I look forward to doing something like that on any trips we take this year. I'll have to search for yarn shops along our routes. Glad you got to wear that cute hat you knitted. Guess John is wearing the had and scarf you knitted for him. Does Matt have his own knitwear? Hope the rest of your trip goes well and that you have a safe trip home. Linda B

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  7. Great pictures, Tracy! That is so beautiful. About the unspun yarn, I tried that a couple of days ago. I have some roving I dyed that I really don't feel like spinning now. So I drafted it out to about pencil size and tried to knit with it, but it wouldn't hold together. Your unspun yarn looks much denser than my stuff though. Maybe I drafted it out too far?

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  8. oh my goodness i am soooo jealous! how beautiful your senery is, and waht a fun yarn shop!

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  9. Marcia11:19 PM

    I've never commented on your blog before, but I lurk as I find time. I am touched by your devotion to the preemie project. Anyway, I thought since you are in my neck of the woods I would say hi. We are not far from Salt Lake.
    marciafam03@yahoo.com

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~Tracy