Monday, August 19, 2013

Park City Fun

We've been having so much fun in the mountains of Utah with Cydni and Charlotte.  Park City does such a good job of creating fun summer activities that almost rival their winter sports.

Palmer's first chair lift:
I might've been a tad nervous and crazy about safety with Palmer because when we recalled the chair lift together at bedtime, I asked Palmer what he remembered and he said, "we sit very still".  Yes, exactly.
At the top of the chair lift, Palmer and I rode an alpine slide down to the bottom.  Palmer yelled, "wheeee" all the way down and loved it.
One afternoon, we went to a street festival where Palmer had his face painted for the first time.  His choice art: a gold star.
We went back to the Olympic Park to watch the future Olympian nordic jumpers practice.  During the summer, the skiers jump on a carpet mountain kept wet by sprinklers before each jump.
Palmer would say to each skier as they walked by, "Hiiii.  I do that when I'm bigger!"  One skier was so sweet and asked Palmer if he wanted to ride on the skier's back as he jumped.  Palmer quickly said, "yes!" while I quickly said, "no!"

Look carefully and you can see the skier jumping on the left hill:
video

Cydni's neighbor is an official for the bobsledding events and took us on a behind-the-scenes tour where we got to see the bobsled, skeleton, and luge starts.  We also went to the top of the nordic jumping hill.  It is way higher than it seemed from the bottom.  I'm not sure how you get the nerve to do your very first jump.
Of course, what is Palmer's highlight?  A tractor.  It's the simple things, people.
Palmer is a little homesick and keeps asking for his own house.  I asked him why he wanted his house and he said so that he could "see Boston and Daddy and play with his firetrucks and toys."

Rick joins us this weekend and we are looking forward to sharing more memories with him while celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary.

-Bethany

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