Monday, August 10, 2009

Mom Joyce comes to town

My mom flew out last Tuesday evening to visit. It was a busy week with a weird mix of weather.

We started with a plan to go to the Wednesday outdoor concert with some friends. The skies looked pretty dark and we kept getting a bit of drizzle. Our friends decided to tough it out, so we loaded up the car to go. Just as we were closing the back door, a big bolt of lightening hit the mountains. Enough for us. We went back inside. Then the rain and wind started. Our friends all packed up and the picnic moved to our house. Just as well.

We had a nice few days, but by Saturday it had started cooling down in a big way. We had tickets to the symphony (outdoors). You can see how mom and Julie were dressed for the event. That's hot chocolate instead of our normal wine. It got down to 37 at the house and we had our first frost of the season.

On Sunday the weather was perfect. I went out for a 15 mile run and then we headed to the Park City Silly Market. Its more arts and crafts than farmers market, but as you can see, it has become quite popular, especially on nice days.

Julie and mom (in her newly purchased hat).

We also hit the annual Luxury Home Tour. It is a fund raiser for the Peace House, a shelter for battered women. The houses we saw were nice and two were quite impressive, but my highlight was watching the 25-30 Lamborghini's come rolling down the mine road from Stein Erikson's. It was apparently some touring club. They had quite the collection of police cars escorting them, front and back.

Mom's on the plane heading back to Maryland. Safe to say a good time was had by all.
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