The week after the mercury rose to triple digits, we were fortunate enough to escape the inferno for a week. Carey’s parents (aka Mimi and Pops) hosted a family trip to Park City, Utah. We stayed in a house in Deer Valley , which is a resort community in Park City. “We” would be 15 people. Yep. 15 people in one house. Six kids. Four under age three. All in one house. Fortunately, it was a big house!
The gods were smiling on us during our 1.5 hour delay leaving DFW. Instead of the typical air travel delay announced only after the door of the plane has been shut + hermetically sealed, we were informed of the delay before we even got on the plane! If you haven’t traveled with two kids under the age of three lately, you may not entirely appreciate the difference.
Turning a 2.5 hour flight from Dallas to Salt Lake City into a 4 hour flight creates lots of squirminess, to say the least.
But a delay at the airport (especially when there’s a wide open area with no seats at all!) creates an energy-expending opportunity! Saxon spinning around, staying on the blue carpet as instructed + Samantha practicing her walking = two tired kids. A perfect formula for a pleasant flight.
So, here’s part one of the photos from our trip. All of these are from our first day hike at Deer Valley.
riding up the ski lift
the town of Park City in the distance
saxon thought she would get to use these hiking poles to walk, but she was demoted to the cargo bay.
uncle von, hiking extraordinaire, helps strap Saxon in.
Saxon and her cousin Mac
an Alpine-like view
Saxon with her mom and her Aunt Teresa posing for a quick photo.
free, free at last.