My trip to Utah was fabulous. Perfect in every, single way. Stunning views. Great food. Wonderful company. Ideal setting. Just . . . perfect.
And the force behind it all? Why, Margene!
Margene took me to visit the gardens at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.
We also saw lots of fountains, statues, and tributes to seagulls (and that's all I have to say about that).
Margene (and Smith) gave me a tour of their lovely community garden.
Can you imagine tending your vegetables against this backdrop? Breathtaking!
The next day, Margene took Carole and I for breakfast . . .
and then for a hike around Silver Lake. No wonder this is one of Margene's favorite places!
She showed us the changing aspens, and explained about aspen colonies.
She drove us up and up and up . . . to what seemed like the edge of the earth . . .but what was really just mountains stretching on for . . . ever!
And then she drove us down and down. . . into charming little mountain towns (this one is Park City) with charming little microbreweries!
Margene took us yarn shopping, where I didn't take any photos. (I was too busy checking out the Shibui . . . which I've never actually seen in real life before.) And then, on to the Knitter's Retreat in Alta (more on that another day).
I think that what I liked best, though, was seeing Margene's mountain in person. . .
and seeing just . . . how she does it!
Thank you, Margene, for making last weekend possible! You are TRULY . . . the Hostess with the Mostess!