Wednesday, April 01, 2009


On our last trip to Utar we ran across this frozen -well thawing- lake on our way out to our friends' new home in Midway. Thor and I were both stunned by the clarity of the day, the bright sun and the deep blue in the sky. The air was crisp and the ice was beginning to crack. As we drove there were several places where the ice had cracked completely across the lake.

Does anyone know why the ice cracks only across the lake in one direction? (I want to say it was W/E, but frankly I'm not sure.) Did I miss the cracks going the other way?

I also saw huge birds just sitting out on the ice, amazingly large birds. At first I thought they were dogs or coyotes, but nope, just big ol' birds.

We drove out to Sundance to see what all the fuss is about. Yes it's pretty, however it begged the question: "Where does everyone stay when they have the festival?" Seriously, unless we missed something, driving there would be a nightmare if more than 10 cars were involved, and it looked like only a few cabins were on the property. Where's the theatre? All the buildings were relatively small. Maybe I am wrong, but if you know the answers I'd love to hear them.

Speaking of Midway, have you ever been out there? It's like a tiny Tyrolian Village, with many of the buildings painted with flowers, Swiss Flags, and lots of "gingerbread" on the roof lines and door ways. I understand they have a great interest in community festivals and pretty much every season has some huge event to gather the folks who live there. Large grass covered fields with horses roaming and running free, skiing that rivals the best of Utah, plenty of parks and shopping, art guilds, cowboy poetry, ice skating, and that lake just around the bend. Seems like a great place to live... if you can stand the cold.

Well, that's it for today. A rather random post, but there you go. Suitable for an April Fool I suppose.

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Real Mom, Real Life said...

Gorgeous! You are making me miss Utah!

I have been to Sundance before... and I agree -- there really doesn't seem to be a lot going on there. I never saw the theater..

Mmmm, I could use a good Utah canyon right about now.

the freshmaker *ting said...

the festival is actually in park city where i served. you drove up the other side. though it would still be a nightmare with all those cars i imagine. think big bear on a smaller scale but much more money. and when you got to the area with all the swiss looking homes i actually think that is another fancy town but my mind is drawing a blank right now what it is called but it is actually not to far from heber, park city or sundance they are all very close. the theater is on the main drag i believe but i could be wrong we were not allowed to go :)

the freshmaker *ting said...

ALPINE thats the town with swiss homes. people who live there do very well $$$ if you know what i mean...

Robyn said...

Sundance is near the BYU Aspen Center. Yes it is a tight squeeze. You should see it when everyone is skiing!!! eeeck. I think it is why Walt Disney never built a park in Utah.

S'mee said...

Real Mom, it was pretty though, right?

Freshmaker...yup, o.k. I think I remember you telling me that now, ugh, mist remember to not whack my head so often, things are beginning to fall out.

The Jensens are moving to
Midway, which is near Heber and also does the whole yodel-ville thing. Perhaps this is a theme for Utah mountain communities?

Robyn, yes, Thor and I went up to the BYU Aspen Center a while back, and MAN! was that place pretty! The day we went to Sundance the hills were definitely dotted with the rich and famous skiing.

Thanks everyone for the comments!