SF – Park City

So, the holidays are over and all our guests have departed and it was time to start our odyssey.  You may recall from a prior post (if I mentioned it) that we are first going to spend a little more than a month in Utah to ski and partake of the Sundance Film Festival.  Well, we thought it would be a good idea to drive our decrepit 22-year old Land Cruiser out there packed with a cat and a dog and enough stuff to live for a month.

Waiting for his driving shift

Waiting for his driving shift

Given the tender condition of our truck and our pets, we decided to cut the trip into two days of about 6 hours travel each.  It took a little longer because on the inclines our old truck could only do about 50mph.  Its pretty embarrassing when big rigs pass you going up a hill, but we eventually made our first stop.

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I don’t know if you can see that but we woke to -19F and fog in Winnemucca Nevada.  Apologies to anyone who hails from this shangri la, but this place is a good approximation of hell – depressing gambling town with topography that looks like, and weather worse than, Mars.  We got out the next day as soon as we could get the truck started.  After another long day of driving, we pulled into Park City and unloaded into our little rental and Mary set about planning her film adventure and I broke out the Park City trail map.  Let the games begin.

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