Indeed! It is Park City, Utah; essentially a suburb of Salt Lake City, just 25 miles up into the mountains. Judging by the pricey restaurants, the number of Lexus, and the amount of observable cosmetic surgery, I would guess we have the Utah equivalent of Beverly Hills or La Jolla. Having never spent time in a ski resort, as we move into the shortest days of the year there is the potential here for an interesting winter. A local joke, “What do you call a snowboarder without a girlfriend?” Answer, “Homeless!!” Ahhhh…..
In this first post from Utah I have focused primarily on the mascot of Park City, the Moose. Apparently the animal lives in the surrounding area and on occasion wanders through the neighborhoods in search of foliage. These art works were auctioned by the City in a fund raiser some 15 years ago. They are a delightful addition to the local color.
The resorts have the snow machines in full gear. The City is in preparation for the population explosion. And the weather seems to be aligning itself with predictions of snow, snow, and more snow. For a resident of Southern California, I anticipate a bit of a wintery learning curve!
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I wish for you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving, remembering the inter-connectedness of all life in your prayers.