I am celebrating big time this year; my BGFF Gail has come to visit!
She hadn't gotten to see SLC except over that very snowy Feb. weekend, when the house was in total remodeling wreak stage.
A chance to get together now for FUN...over the Independence Day weekend...I think that's more like it!
I picked her up at the airport at 10:30 am on Friday. It was HOT (97 degrees at one point) and very windy, but we didn't let those details slow us down.
First stop was to the Salt Palace to hear the wind powered music going full bore. (Too hard to explain...if you visit you will get to see it first hand)
Then we went to Temple Square. The flowers were lovely, the wind was crazy. We got lunch at the Lion's Pantry (Brigham Young's original pantry/kitchen) and talked up a storm for about an hour.
Next stop: The Utah State capitol. Gail posed nicely with Abraham Lincoln's bust.
downstairs to the coolest part of the house to chat and snooze a bit until Bernie could join us on our next adventure.
ooohed and ahhed over the plants. We agreed that this flower had a belly button!
Did you guess that I ordered the Sopa de Ajo (cold creamy garlic soup with fresh red grapes)?
Oh man! We all agreed it was the MOST delicious and unexpected taste treat. I am scouring the Internet to try to find a recipe as it is a traditional Spanish dish.
We ordered some other things too...at the end of the visit blogging I will post a link to all the pictures and you can see what else we had.
After that we went home and Gail and I talked and talked until almost dark...9 pm.
Gail had gotten up at 4 am to fly...I had not slept much the night before getting ready and being excited; we were shocked that it was so late and still light outside.
It was time for bed...we had done a lot in the first 12 hours of our visit. A lot more was planned for Saturday!
To be continued....