Friday, September 21, 2012

Snowbird Interlude


For my birthday, Miriam and I decided to dine up at the Steakpit at Snowbird.   We got a good room rate at the Cliff Lodge thinking a night's stay after a Steakpit blowout was a better idea than trying to drive back to the valley.  A fine bottle of wine accompanied the excellent dinner.


I even got a birthday cake of sorts.


We were joined by a couple of special guests, one of which found his own dinner.  (Apparently they make a nightly visit for a bread roll, and provide a special treat for Steakpit diners).


The next day, in an effort to burn off all those Steakpit calories, I began the hike up Peruvian Gulch.  The elevation gain was 1000', and I was one tuckered dude by the time I hit the access road leading a long traverse back to the resort.  On the way, I did find a little waterfall and stream, still running in this dry year.



The Fall colors were coming on...


After the hike, and a bit of a rest, it was off to Oktoberfest and a bunch of beer.  I don't remember much else that night.  Sometime the next day we were found at the Alta Lodge enjoying fine jazz guitar, a nice brunch, and the wonderful mountains (forgot my camera).  All in all, a welcome and enjoyable interlude.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Burgers at the Bert's

So what better way to celebrate the Labor Day weekend than an old fashioned BBQ...  I zipped up to Park City for booze and burgers at the Bert's...  Lots of friends, mostly of the PC variety (and I don't mean politically correct!).


Nice bar.. gotta get that wine open...


Drink while the sun is shining...


Oh, that Lisa...


Comparing drinks...


How to get 17 burgers from 16 patties...


And on to the grill...


The burgers finished just in time...  the clouds darkened and the hail hit...  left a lonely bar...


The party just moved inside...  the kitchen of course...


The cowboys get all the girls...


A good time was had by all...  (and great food, thanks to all who contributed).