Weekend Trip to Salt Lake City

Before we were due to close on our house, we made arrangements for a weekend trip to Salt Lake City to see Newsies the Musical. We knew with our luck we might end up closing on hour house the same weekend of our trip but we bought the tickets and hoped for the best. As it turned out, we were able to piggy back onto our already existing time off request which gave us several days off for both moving and fun.

Friday morning we cashed in a gift card Kenyon's boss had given him for some donuts at Guru Donuts. They were really yummy and with a sufficient sugar rush, we headed eastward towards SLC.

Kenyon heard that Tesla would be showing off some of their electric cars in Park City so we drove there first. There was a reception going on with free booze and food as they showed a video and talked about their cars. I felt a bit out of place among the older and “expensive” looking crowd. Looking around the room I would guess that some of those people would make our yearly income look ridiculously small. Needless to say, I still had a glass of wine. When in Rome...We found out that you can test drive the Tesla cars at their showroom in SLC so we headed to our room at the Anniversary Inn and figured we would stop into the showroom on Saturday. 

We decided to redeem a certificate we bought at the Anniversary Inn in Boise for a night stay in SLC and added on another night stay. We booked the room called "Room With a View" and ended up with a room on the highest floor of the building. You had to go up/down six flights of stairs total to get to our room. It was a nice room with a pretty good view.

I had a bit of trouble getting the reservation booked at the price I had thought I would pay and the manager was quite rude to me. So, I didn't have high hopes for our stay. The first day we ordered bacon for an extra fee at breakfast time and no bacon came. I called the front desk where she told me it would be right up and still no bacon came. We enjoyed our stay but we won't be back.

Saturday we visited the Tesla showroom only to find out they were not doing test drives since all the cars were still in Park City from the night before. We were both very sad. But, we did get to sit in one of the Tesla cars in the showroom. Wow! It was impressive.

After Tesla we drove to IKEA in search of some new house items. We had some good luck and some bad luck finding what we were looking for. I noticed the sign for the Swedish meatball meal which was being served in the cafeteria so we indulged. I had the chicken meatballs and Kenyon had the beef ones. They were both really delicious.

On both Friday and Saturday night we went to dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Our restaurant in Boise closed down several year ago. We missed it so much we ate there both nights. You can't have too much fresh bread and spumoni ice cream in your life.

Sunday was Newsies. We parked at a local mall area and had a bite to eat at the Cheesecake Factory before going to the show. The theater was pretty tight quarters and they had us packed in there. It was a great show. I hope it comes to Boise next season.

We headed for home after the show. It is a fairly quick drive to/from SLC but I'm not a big fan of road trips so I was happy to be home.

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