We continued our travels northward, moving through Utah. Stopped for a few days at the lovely Strawberry Bay Reservoir Campground. We nabbed a great first come-first serve spot on the hill overlooking the lake and had the whole campground to ourselves during the week.
But the place completely filled-up on the weekend. It’s a popular fishing spot and it was Memorial weekend. The weather was kind of rainy, but the fisherpeople went fishing anyway. I felt bad for the folks in tents.
One morning we woke up to see a layer of fog on the water. It burned off pretty quickly, but I thought it looked really cool.
We moved over to Jordanelle State Park because I was flying out of Salt Lake City to take a quick trip home to California. Mike and Lucy needed a comfortable place to hang out while I was gone. We reserved a nice spot on the lake that was so pretty I was bummed that I wouldn’t be there to enjoy it!
Jordanelle State Park is very close to Park City. When I returned from California, we enjoyed a day walking around town and having lunch on the outside patio for Bandits Grill. Park City has many dog-friendly outdoor seating eateries which is good news for us because we like to take Lucy with us when we go out.
We took a drive to Olympic Village and watched skiers practice jumps and flips. At the Olympic Park Training Center they land in a pool. Just before the skier hits the water, it looks like turbo air jets turn on in the pool. I imagine they do that to help the fully clothed athlete return to the surface of the water. Then, they go up the ski lift and do it again … soaking wet. Brrrrrr.
That was fun to watch, but even MORE fun to watch was my grandchildren. I arranged my trip home to coincide with my granddaughter Kailyn’s school play. It was a full production of “My son, Pinnochio”, complete with a number of acts, various set changes, an intermission, and a curtain call. This was Kailyn’s first stage play and she had two solo numbers! They obviously recognized her talent!
My granddaughter Paige made the All Star Softball Team and I was able to attend one of her championship tournaments. Her Moorpark team was then, and still is, undefeated this season (currently at 25-0). So exciting to watch these girls play so well.
Paige also received the “Spirit Award” this weekend. That is an honor that is given to one of the players on her team by the opposing team.
I must brag a little more because Paige has also received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence (Straight A’s all year), as well as the Gold Award for Physical Fitness from her school.
Lest we forget our handsome boys .. Garrett is also an over-achiever in academics and sports. I attended one of his baseballs games, which are soooooo fun. I love watching him pitch. He’s so good! He’s also a fantastic hitter. He was just named for the All Star team (as expected), but he declined so that he could come out to spend 5 weeks traveling with us this summer. We are very excited about that. He starts high school next year, so who knows if we’ll ever again get the opportunity to have him all to ourselves for that long.
Our oldest grandson Blake is still handsome as ever. He’s 16 now! He’s our soccer player and will be a junior in high school next year. Oh my gosh, where does the time go. I snapped this picture of Blake and his girlfriend. It just occurred to me that she must be really tall because Blake is 6 feet. I guess I never stood right next to her to make me realize her height. Lucky girl!
The only picture missing is our littlest grandson Brady. But I will see him tomorrow when he comes out to visit for a week with sister Kailyn and daddy Sean. We’ll be touring Yellowstone with them. Can’t wait! Hope the rain goes away.