Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thursday, May 26, through Friday, June 3, 2011: At Heber City:
The 130-mile trip to Heber City was pleasant and uneventful. Utah is a beautiful state, with majestic mountains, stark canyons, lovely valleys, and serene farms. We passed through, among other places, Provo, the home of BYU and a very civilized place. We are staying at the River's Edge At Deer Park RV park, a nice, conveniently located place.

We are about 10 miles from Park City, where our daughter Donna and her family live. We are here mainly to attend the high school graduation of our granddaughter Meghan on June 2.

We vegged out on Thursday, and, on Friday, went to Sandy to a Lenscrafters to get Becky some new reading glasses. It turned out she is a week or so away from getting a new pair for free under some Lenscrafters program, so we passed--and had lunch at Mikado, a nice sushi place across the street, followed by a little shopping. On Saturday, Emily and Meghan drove to our campground and Donna and David rode their bikes over. We had a load of snacks and then departed for dinner at the Bear Dance Cafe in nearby Midway, a small village originally settled by Swiss farmers in the mid-1800s. Terrific food, spotty service.

It has been drizzling (when not raining outright) and quite cold most of the time we've been here, and we decided to take Sunday off and just relax---but for a trip to Park City to buy a new Dream Catcher. (Our old one is too big for our new bedroom and Becky thinks it's "full" anyway, since she's been having some strange dreams lately.)

Monday started out cold and wet, with snow at elevations only slightly higher than where we are, including at Donna's---where five inches fell overnight. We were scheduled to have a Memorial Day barbeque at Donna's, which we did---although we ate indoors, of course.

Tuesday was clear and, in the morning only, cold. I did nothing all day, while Becky ran errands, including buying a dress for Meghan's graduation.

Tuesday was beautiful. We went to the dentist for cleaning, a non-event, and followed wth lunch in Midway at the Homestead Resort & Golf Course, which features a crater holding warm water which is used by scuba divers and other sports. Lovely resort. The crater has been a local attraction for 125 years.

Wednesday was a day to relax, in preparation for Meghan's graduation---which we knew would be a long day. We dropped off the dogs Friday morning at 7:45, came home and changed clothes, met at Donna's at 9:15, headed for the graduation---which took place in Salt Lake City at Abravanel Hall (a very large auditorium) at 11:00.
We got there at 10:00 so we could get good seats. The ceremony started on time, and we were given programs. Surprise! The "Senior Address" was to be delivered by Meghan. I don't know how they pick valedictorians at other schools, but at Waterford the members of the senior class select the person to deliver the commencement address. Kudos to Meghan. Her address was wonderful, and very well received.

She also received a departmental excellence award for her work in theater.
We went from the ceremony to the school for a reception,
then to the Porcupine Restaurant (in Cottonwood Heights) for a delicious lunch, and then to Donna's to unwind. It was a wonderful but exhausting day.

Friday morning, we picked up Daisy and Ramsey then had a nice breakfast at The Hut in Heber City. We spent the rest of the day preparing to leave Saturday morning, heading for Denver.

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