Larry & Cheryl's 2013 Travels travel blog

Our morning greeter

East bound toward Park City

Bridal Veil Falls

Provo River cuts through the mountain range

Park City ski slopes

2002 Olympic Flame sculpture

Olympic Games

Cheerful colors on Main Street

The old side windows reflect the buildings across the street

Many tenants in this store

Very artistic town

Lovely restored western buildings

Beautiful brickwork

A little history

Ski Patrolman

Honoring "Bud" Wright

Here's the Elks Building

The lodge is upstairs

In use since 1922

Cute shop downstairs from the lodge

Meeting Loosey the Moose

And this is Franz the Bear

Original light fixtures

The Bell Tower

I need a Mooseage

The "Alamo"

This is the Alamo

Love these fancy buildings

Memorial to Miners

A Rocker Shovel Loader

Intricate Native Sculpture

Noisy Magpie

Deer Creek State Park Reservoir on the way back

Wasatch Mountain Pass


We were greeted this morning by a hot air balloon cruising overhead as we left to go to Park City, UT. It was a long drive around Mt. Timpanogos, east on highway 189 and then north. We passed by Bridal Veil Falls and the Provo River. Park City is on the opposite side of the Wasatch Mountains from Salt Lake City.

It is an old mining town transformed to high end shopping attraction and was the hub of tourism for the 2002 Winter Olympics. There was a metal sculpture of the Olympic flame as we entered town, and groomed ski runs all over the mountains.

We knew there was an Elks lodge in town, and kept our eyes peeled as we window shopped through the lovely restored buildings of historic Main Street. When we found it we were disappointed to find that they are only open on meeting night.

The shops were high end and filled with local artisans in the cheery turn of the century buildings. There were sculptures and plaques all over to remind us of their beginnings.

On our return, we visited with the bartender of the Provo lodge to share what we’ve seen and to see if he had any other ideas for us. The evening’s weather brought some wind and rain even though it had been a 95° day.

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