Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Park City



We left the Provo area on Sunday, September 12 and decided to spend a few days in the Park City area. Salt Lake City was the host to the 2002 Winter Olympics and Park City was were the skiing and snowboarding events. The population of Park City is only 8,000 people but it receives over 3 million visitors a year. It is a very rich and ritzy type city with many affluent Europeans as well as Hollywood stars as home owners. We were talking with the waitress at the breakfast buffet and she said a few years ago her ranch style home that is in Kamas a few miles east of Park City -- as no one who works in Park City can afford to actually LIVE in Park City -- had risen in value to $475,000. She said that she thought of selling but she would have no where to live then. Park City is the hometown of serial killer Ted Bundy (I'll bet they are happy about that!), comedian Bill Engvall, basketball player Michael Jordan and news mogul George Hearst.


We decided to take the ride on the ski lift at Park City Mountain Resort just like we did at Sundance as the views are totally awesome. Unfortunately everything in the area seems to be closing for the summer and won't open again until ski season sometime in November. On the lift we were able to get a few shots of this doe and her two fawns totally oblivious to the people up above them.

Bill and I really, really liked the Park City and Heber Valley area. It is actually the one of the first places that we have been where we would be happy to return for a summer. The other was the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area of Tennessee.  So that tells you how great we think it is as we are very, very picky when it comes to choosing somewhere to return to when it has to compete with our woods in Pickerel.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great trip! We love the photos, please share them when you become a fan of Park City on Facebook, www.facebook.com/parkcityUT!