When the kids turn 10, Nick told them that they could pick out a spot to visit. Sims chose Puerto Rico. Sawyer originally chose Italy, but this was not in the budget. She got a surprise trip to the Florida Keys. Parks turned 10 in 2016, but he didn’t know where he wanted to go. Over the past year, he finally decided that he wanted to visit the western United States. Thus, we headed to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nick and I visited there 18 years ago and loved it. We were excited to share the city with the kids. We headed out on a Tuesday morning and arrived Tuesday evening. After a long day in the plane, we checked into our air bnb, found a local restaurant for some dinner, and hit the grocery store.
While in Salt Lake, we took the kids skiing. We had a blast watching them hit the slopes. They have all skied since they were about 3 or 4. However, they learned in North Carolina-a big difference from Utah! They all rocked the slopes! We may have ruined them forever. 🙂
We also found several skate parks in the area for Parks to play at. He brought his scooter along.
We also headed out to the actual Great Salt Lake and learned some of the history and science of the area.
Overall, a fun and very relaxing trip. The weather was perfect for hanging out-not great for snow fall, but there was enough snow on the mountains to enjoy the skiing. These days are going by too fast! It is times like these that I realize how quickly the time is going. I love that I get the opportunity to share these memories with my kids.