Monday, March 2, 2009

An "Un-Hawaiian" Adventure

This is a little off art-topic, but we just returned from two weeks in the cold Utah snow and I thought I'd share some of the awesome sights with you. We love to snowboard, kind of a crazy hobby to have living in Hawaii where we don't ever see anything even remotely close to snow, but none the less, we head up to Salt Lake City, Utah once or twice a season.

We just love it there. The snow is as light as a feather and the resorts are AWESOME. I will have to say, being in a daily average of -2 (yes, that's NEGATIVE two) to 24 degrees does take some getting used to, but we keep going back time and time again.

The top of Snake Creek at the Brighton Resort has some awesome views!

Here is a sight you won't find in the "Land Of Aloha".
A beautiful Winter Wonderland

The lift operators have a great sense of humor.

We had unreal weather with several powder days including one day that got 24", another day that got 17" and a third saw 14".
Pure Powder Paradise!

Hiking up Headwall to get some "freshies".

Hawaii has beautiful scenery, no doubt, but Utah has a beauty all it's own, and I am always amazed every time we visit. I never tire of it.


So, I may not be able to feel my fingers or toes, but thoughts of being back home in Hawaii never enter my mind.

My version of "Utah Surfing" is a little different than surfing in Hawaii.

Picture Perfect Day

A moose we saw on the way down the mountain. We have seen several moose in the summer and fall when hiking the Utah mountains, this was the first one we saw in the snow. So neat to see them in their natural habitat.

Our last day in Utah, we were too pooped to snowboard, so we drove up and spent the day at Park City, checking out the many Art Galleries.

Our favorite place in Park City for great beer and awesome grinds,
If you ever go to Park City, check them out. They are the last stop up Main Street, and their Raspberry Wheat and Bobsled Brown Ale are ONOLICIOUS!

We met up with a little Yorkie named Stanley. He is a "Gallery Dog" that works at one of the art galleries on Main Street. He was just taking a quick break to take in some of that fresh mountain air.

Boy did we miss little Brighton right about now. But Stanley gave us our "Yorkie Fix" by letting us pet him. We were happy, and glad to be heading back home soon to OUR little Island Treasure, Brighton, our Hawaiian Super Yorkie.

It is nice to be able to be as excited about heading back home from a vacation as it is in going, and I am glad to be back in the warm humid air and shining sun -- as I book our next trip back again!

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1 comment:

Marionette said...

AWESOME Pictures from Utah! Park City is so much fun and I have even been to the Wasatch Brewpub in the past! Never been snowboarding or skiing, though. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing these pictures (especially the moose)!