2013 Trip Four, Out West, May 27

Monday, May 27, Memorial Day

The best time of the day was in the morning. Sarah is visiting Deborah in Boston. We had a FaceTime, the Apple version of Skype, telephone conversation. It was a great opportunity to see the girls and catch up on their lives.

FaceTime conversation with the girls

FaceTime conversation with the girls

We had debated biking versus hiking for the day’s main activity. Hiking(walking) won out. Park City has an extensive system of trails. They can be used for walking, bicycle riding, and for mountain bike riding. The trails are not flat but the bus system is free and each bus has bicycle transporters on the front of each bus.

Vista at start of our hike

Vista at start of our hike


Sculpture along trail

Sculpture along trail


We thought a casual walk would be an enjoyable way to spend several hours. Other people did too. Bicycle riders zipped in and out, almost uniformly forgetting to give an audible warning. The trail was paved and the lilac, honeysuckle, and flowering fruit trees were in bloom.

Chris especially enjoyed the walk. In contrast to previous days, there was no concern about bears, rattlesnakes, or mountain lions.

Ed on the trail

Ed on the trail


Restored Miners Hospital, a collaboration of town and union, not coal companies

Restored Miners Hospital, a collaboration of town and union, not coal companies


We had a quick bite to eat at a local deli, the woman doing the cooking was from Moorhead and has several relatives in the St. Paul area. After a long walk and something to eat, we just had to relax at the pool and hot tub area. So much of the day was spent enjoyably outside.

By this evening, it appears that the people who came up for the holiday weekend had gone home. Tomorrow will be a good indicator if the rest of the week will present empty or full sidewalks.

Park City keeps  alive its ties to Olympic history

Park City keeps alive its ties to Olympic history


Main Street Park City this evening

Main Street Park City this evening


By the firepit  across from our building

By the firepit across from our building

Ed and Chris May 27, 10 pm

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