Friday, July 24, 2009

Perfect Days

I admit that tastes change, but my recipe for a perfect day seems almost the same as when I was little/younger!! Back in the "old days" the perfect day was full of activities, maybe getting something new and/or being with a best friend. Kind of like yesterday!

The day was full of activities!! We drove through 3 states;

and back to Utah again!! We left Bear Lake Valley in Idaho and traveled to Ft. Bridger, Wyoming, stopped by a friend's ranch,

and drove through Emmigration Canyon, Utah just like those hardy pioneers. We arrived at a great hotel and then adventured off to find the coolest bookstore almost anywhere - -The King's English!

That's the "getting something new" part. The King's English is an enchanting little store right smack in the middle of a neighborhood. Upstairs, downstairs, a patio and even a small cafe. There was a kid's room that was bright and cheery and stuffed with only the best of books.
We hunted through the "rabbit-warren" rooms where books literally jumped into our arms. A great bookseller that could hand-sell like no one's business talked with us forever and both of us came away with books we were excited to jump into.
I could hardly stand to leave this charming new place. I told Rich I was ready to move into the neighborhood just so I could shop there.

No lie.

Dinner called and we high tailed it over to our favorite hamburger joint in the SLC valley - Hires Big H!! Frosty mugs of rootbeer, homemade cheeseburgers and fresh cut fries and onion rings. Even fry sauce. Yummers! I bet you're jealous.

To complete the perfect day my best friend and I wandered the streets of old SLC,
walked hand in hand through the gorgeous capital building (practically by ourselves),

and made our way "home" for the night. It may sound corny but it was just a "perfect" day! I am not ready for this vacation to end. I refuse to let Rich even turn the car to face south..... can you get back to Arizona without ever turning left?!?!?!


Susan said...

What city is that bookstore in? It looks wonderful. Will have to check it out next time I'm in Utah.

Enjoy your last two weeks of vacation. I, for one, am REALLY, REALLY looking forward to the first day of school!

The Coons Family said...

That is so cute! I love Utah's beautiful scenery and charm. I'm with you on the fry sauce too...mmm!