Goodbye Arizona, Hello Utah

We really enjoyed the stay at our lovely west Sedona home. Our hosts Peter and Susan were wonderful. This is a well-cared for home with a great architectural feel and view of Coffeepot Rock. The views in every direction from this neighborhood are outstanding. Here’s a link to our VRBO Johnny Guitar home. Note that Peter and Susan also have 3 other properties - all with a different neighborhood, view, and feel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and do not hesitate in sharing the link.

We left Sedona the end of May, fortunately just before the temperatures moved into the 90s. Heading north, we enjoyed the beautiful drive up through Arizona and stopped in Page, AZ for the night. This is an area known for Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. It is a jumping off point for many national parks, but we have decided to forgo park hopping this trip until Dennis is eligible for the Golden Age Passport (as in free lifetime pass!) later in the year.

The next day we drove 5 hours north to Salt Lake City where we stayed 4 nights at Blaine House, a 1901 home with 2 basement apartments. Our hosts, Keith and Kami, created the perfect place to stay in the peaceful setting of the Sugarhouse neighborhood near Westminster College. While in SLC we took in the neighborhood and made it our own – even on this short visit. Here’s a link to the Airbnb Sugarhouse apartment. Terrific hosts with a great location - we would definitely stay here again.

Roses and perennials were blooming everywhere in SLC. There are a number of parks throughout the city, and it’s easy to get around as the streets are set out in a grid and the main wide roadways move the traffic along nicely – Mormon pioneer leader Brigham Young said he wanted the roads, “wide enough for a team of four oxen and a covered wagon to turn around.” The mountains are right in your face beautiful with drives to hiking trails, and winter ski resorts within a 40-minute drive. We spent some time downtown around Temple Square, and we drove into the mountains. Dennis even enjoyed a ride on an alpine slide set up at Park City. It might have been a short visit, but we enjoyed the SLC area and look forward to more exploring on another visit.

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