The day started off with an extremely early flight out to Salt Lake City via Denver. So being there super early I did get to see this awesome sunrise.
Then, after boarding the plane and before takeoff a rainbow appeared. I like to think that was my gram telling me to have a good trip, which I did.
The flight was slightly delayed due to some mechanical issues, I’m not surprised as it seems like almost every flight I get on has an issue of some sort, but I wasn’t delayed too long and had plenty of time to make my connection in Denver, which also included a breakfast break.
The flight from Denver to Salt Lake City was gorgeous. Most of the flight was through the mountains. I tried to read because it’s what I like to do on flights, but I spent most of the flight just staring out the window.
Once I arrived, I met up with the rest of the group and then it was off to Park City to get our first Alpine Coaster of the trip. On the way over we saw the ski jumps used when the Olympics were in Salt Lake City.
Also being the nerd I am, I spotted libraries throughout the trip. This was the first i saw.
Arriving at Park City, we made our way to the ticket booth, and got ready to ride. What a fun mountain coaster and a great way to start the trip.
Yes, I made the height requirement, 😛
After Park City, we headed towards Snowbird resort to try their mountain coaster. We didn’t know at the time, that they had a major snowfall, about a week before we came, so instead of opening their summer activities they were still skiing!
So we may not have ridden a coaster there, but we got to play with snow and saw some awesome views on the way down the mountain.
Boo, no mountain coaster!
Next up, tourmaster Gary found us a kiddie credit that had been SBNO (Standing But Not Operating) for a while, and it was now operating again. They allowed adults to ride, so our “mystery” stop of the trip was to Seven Peaks Fun Center in Lehi, Utah. It was your standard center, having arcade games, outdoor rides, and a mini bowling area.
To round out our day, we noticed there was an In-N-Out burger on the way back to the hotel. Being an East Coaster, I’ve not had the pleasure of enjoying In-N-Out before. So it was decided our “no chain meals” vow could be broken for this.
My verdict? I loved it. (The chains I have near me are Shake Shack, and Five Guys). I cannot say which I love more, because at any moment each has something I like (and the fact that In-N-Out is only out West, I have to go to Shake Shack or Five Guys.)
With that, ends our arrival day to Salt Lake City. Next up on our tour was Golden Spike National Historical Site, lunch in Brigham City, and wandering around Temple Square.