Saturday day was spent enjoying watching the snow from various windows in our apartment, and taking a good hot soak in the apartment outside jacuzzi, catching nickle sized snowflakes on our tongues while the steam rose all around us.
Bernie had to go out to work for awhile, and then he ran a few errands. When he returned it was dark out; he urged me to join him in a stroll around the city to see the Christmas lights.
I tugged on some heavy shoes and appropriate winter wear and together we headed out into the cold snowy night.
Here's the outdoor ice skating rink that is two blocks from our apartment:
Downtown Salt Lake has lights everywhere. Every tree, bush, wall, building, is wrapped with lights. Pretty magical in the snow.
We were hardly alone on the streets though. Apparently there were several events being held and each corner had throngs of people waiting to cross the street.
(I had to laugh at some of the fashionable ladies in party dresses and OPEN TOED high heeled shoes...)
Hot chocolate was being sold from carts, bag pipers were playing bag pipes which ALSO were wrapped in Christmas lights. Music, lights, snow, a hand to hold...what more could you possibly want on a Saturday night near Christmas?
What a silly question.
A horse drawn carriage ride through the snowy streets to take in all the sights, of course.
Bernie and I snuggled under heavy carriage blankets, exchanged a few kisses, and smiled at the people crowding the streets that waved and smiled back.
(The wide eyed stares of children surprised to see a horse on the city streets were absolutely priceless...)
After that we walked back home, stopping to "borrow" some time in front of a warm fireplace at 1910 era hotel across from our apartment complex.
Yes...it was a wonderful walk, and yes, I am glad that we now live in this city!