On Saturday we just puttered around during the day. H went for a road ride and came back reporting really windy conditions - one gust almost stopped him as he was riding downhill from Little Cottonwood Canyon; - while I did some yard work and took a walk up the Little Cottonwood Canyon trail. There were tons of songbirds, especially down at the start of the trail, and lots of folks out walking, trail-running and MTBing. I don't think I'll ever attempt that trail on my MTB: it's sandy and rocky and there are no flat spots.
Blue skies above Little Cottonwood Canyon
Saturday night we headed over to Rio Tinto stadium to watch Real Salt Lake play the Chicago Fire. We had similar seats to last time - east side, upper section, near midfield - which gave us a great view of the field. RSL should have won as Chicago has not been doing that well, but at least they didn't lose. Our boys finally put one in the back of the net with about twelve minutes left in the game, then Chicago answered with a goal shortly thereafter and the clock ran out before RSL could score again. I think RSL needs to be better about switching fields and moving the ball down the field - they seem to do an awful lot of short lateral and back passes in the midfield which doesn't tend to get them anywhere. (But what do I know? It's been decades since I played any soccer!)