Because the weather was so nice, we were able to get out in it more than we have during their prior visits: doing a scenic drive over the Mt. Nebo loop, then up to Sundance for a beer at the Owl Bar; and spending time in both Big Cottonwood Canyon (breakfast on the deck at the Silver Fork Lodge, where the hummingbirds were out in force, and a trip over Guardsman Pass to Park City) and Little Cottonwood Canyon (a hike to Cecret Lake at Alta and a chairlift ride up Snowbird). We especially lucked out at Snowbird: spotting a moose from the Peruvian chair and then getting to see the last of the wildflowers in Mineral Basin.
The boys at Cecret Lake
The relaxed pace also allowed time for cocktails on the patio while the Wasatch mountains turned pink with alpenglow, casting a rosy light on some summer vacation.