This morning we had two departures. Mary and Ann had to be up and ready for the car at like 6:45 AM, and we would be doing the same thing just 24 hours after that.
Todays events started at our final Diners Drive-Ins and Dives location which was Ruth's Diner - which was a diner,
but hardly a dive. Ruth apparantly was some kind of character - if you get a chance you might want to look her up -
I'd say she was my kind of woman. At first I thought there would be a problem because there wasn't seating ready for us but it only took them about 30 minutes to seat us. We had to be split up into small groups but we were all on the patio and it worked. This was amazing considering it was a Sunday and not just any Sunday, but Father's Day. First they have
mile high biscuits - and you don't have to order them special they just come with every meal. We probably could have stopped there (after a slathering of butter), but we also ordered breakfast which was quite delicious. From breakfast, we were heading down to Park City which is a quaint little resort town. They have a farmers market called
Park Silly. The idea here is it is very "green". They say that they only had one bag of garbage after the event they had last year -- there was recycle bins for paper, plastic, glass, and even some (believe it or not) for diapers and dog poop - I know, I should have taken a picture, but I had my sights set on getting a massage and nothing was stopping me. I made it to the front and had 10 minutes of bliss (5 minutes were free). After the massage, and I was feeling fine, some of us caught the
trolley to tour the town a bit. Now with the trolley two things happened, first by the end of our trolley ride, we had met up with everyone in our group except one, and I'm pretty sure we scared everyone else off the trolley because we were the only ones on board. And second, the ceiling light fixture just fell from the sky and scared the crap out of us (not to mention almost hit Linda). It landed upright and didn't even break - that would have been a mess.
From Park Silly, we headed back to the Beartrap because not everyone wanted to spend a full day out and about - some people wanted to relax a bit before a full day traveling. Well, on the way back, all of a sudden we saw smoke coming from the engine - so over to the side we pulled. It turned out that it was leaking oil (quite a bit), so our driver added in some oil, and continued up the canyon. Now were were OK with this since, we wouldn't be sitting on the side of the road. They then decided to drive those of us going to Sundance back down the Canyon and swap out the vehicles (we could use a minibus since only 8 of us were going) which also seemed OK until the brakes started to alarm. Ugggh. Not a happy time. To make a long story short, we made it down the hill safely, swapped the vehicles, and were on our way to Sundance.
At Sundance, we went on the
ski lift and man, you could see for miles. The views were just
stunning. Linda and Kelly
were in the seats in front of us, Gerri Anne and Sonia were in front of them, and Kip and Jayne were in front of that. After our little ride to nowhere (they don't even let you off at the top unless you have a bike), we went over to the shops and restaurants. Of course, when visiting Robert Redford's place, we had to taste his food, so we tried for reservations but they were booked until 8PM. The Owl Bar
however, served the same food and you didn't need reservations. We ordered food and it was delicious. I had a burger, and substituted Asparagus for the fries. The Asparagus was perfectly cooked, and Linda thought I was weird because I put them on my burger - I'm known for making sandwiches out of anything. Sonia just got a side of
sweet potato fries - we all were surprised to find out that they charged $6.00 for them. A bit pricey, but hey ... we were at Sundance dontcha know. The trip back to the lodge was uneventful. We spent the evening packing up our suitcases (and weighing them), and cleaning out the fridge. Some played Canasta, and some (me) fell asleep on the couch (again).