A friend recommended we go to Prime Steakhouse while in Park City so we did. The atmosphere and staff we're amazing. The gentleman that was playing the piano and his guitar had an outstanding voice, and was an expert at both piano and guitar. He covered Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin and I think he tossed in a Pink Floyd song as well. "Creep" from Radiohead is another of my favorites that he did.
The Steakhouse and Piano bar offers a less formal dining experience without skimping on the quality of food. If I were to get this same steak in another restaurant, I'd have to be in a suit jacket. But don't let that fool you, all the patrons were well behaved and we didn't see anyone that presented the threat of shutting down everyone else's good time.
So we wanted to find out what all the talk about Park City was all about; apparently whatever the talk IS about goes away with the snow. Now I understand that to fully enjoy this small and quiet town one should probably enjoy snow sports. I don't, but for a few good reasons that I could get into, but won't. I also understand that it really probably isn't the same place when it's off-season. With that said, we stopped into a brew pub that we both enjoyed. The staff and atmosphere was really nice and thats where I had my first Polygamy Porter. The beer was great, and my girlfriend had some sort of coffee-beer that she liked, but after a short bit we decided it was time to check out the rest of Main St.
One thing about Park City that we both enjoyed is that it reminds us both of Bisbee, AZ... except with a lot more money, and a lot less meth. The houses and buildings along Main St. are an awesome blend of the olden days of mining and the newer days of life not sucking because you're a miner. We totally dug the vibe here, and promise to come back up here during peak-season.
Found a Banksy, pretty cool. And I had to get a picture of these weird stairs too.
All in all, it was a fun day-trip to a cool little town although I wouldn't recommend waiting too eagerly on the free shuttle-bus to take you back up to the top of the hill. Don't worry though, there's plenty to stop and see on the way! Main St. is scattered with art galleries, bars, and other shops to keep you busy and interested. We'll be hitting up Park City in the future, so let us know where we need to see!
So, there's a sphinx with Jospeh Smith's head in Salt Lake City. No joke. And as I understand it, this location is little known, and difficult to find. So with Siri's help, I found it. Gilgal gardens was designed and created by Thomas Battersby Child, Jr in the mid-twentieth century, and is an itty-bitty detachment from the hustle and bustle of downtown Salt Lake City.
It's a pretty cool place, and I'm a fan of all things unique so I definitely dug this place. I'm not exactly sure how big a city lot is in downtown, but these beautiful gardens surely take up every bit of one. There are 12 original sculptures here with over 70 other stones engraved with scripture, poems, and literary texts. The gardens are the legacy of Mr. Child's desire to give physical form to his deep-felt beliefs. "If you want to be brought down to earth in your thinking and studying, try to make your thoughts express themselves with your hands" Child wrote. Each of the 70 engraved stones represent an idea that rang of truth to Child in his lifelong spiritual quest.
Despite the noise of the construction of a parking garage nearby, the gardens offer peace and solitude and the chance to sit, relax and ponder whatever needs ponderin'. I highly recommend taking the time to stop by and check it out. Please be respectful, as this is an important and historic site.
Behind the great big hospital, there's a great big park! So today was the nicest day of the year so far; the weather was perfect and I was able to get out a little and found myself at Murray City Park. A couple of things I've noticed about this beautiful state is that there is a lot of history, and there are plenty of markers to prove it. Luckily for me, I dig that kinda stuff. First I walked toward the a pool, that has a slide or two and looks really fun. I continued to walk and I found this creek. I followed it downstream, and found a cool little thing across the road. Once I crossed the road I made my way through the weeping willows and white gazebo and across a footbridge that spanned the winding creek (crick?). I crossed it and ended up on a large patch of grass that would be perfect for some frisbee throwing. Back to the historic markers: One that I saw was of a family that had emigrated here from Italy and brought their farming skills to the Wasatch Front. What can I say? I'm a sucker for occupying the same space.
Maybe all the parks along the Wasatch range are this nice and clean, but it's certainly not what Im accustomed to. It was clean, tidy, open areas, free, I didn't see any used needles or condoms anywhere either. I only saw one person sleeping, but it appeared their nap was of the "Sunday Afternoon" variety as opposed to a normal sleeping place. A big pavilion sits near the southern side of the park and provides shade for the kiddos that are playing soccer and on the nearby jungle gym. I was able to see 3 families of ducks swimming along the bank of a small pond that separates what seems like the main part of the park and the amphitheater. I noticed a free little library near a 9/11 remembrance rock. I thought both were cool. Over near the west boundary of the park (State St.) there are two artillery pieces that correspond with a Vietnam War memorial nearby. Whenever I get the chance to take a minute and reflect on life, while reading the names of the brave that have left this earth and have ascended to the gates of Valhalla.