Hostess With The Mostess

Hostess With The Mostess

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.


Simply stunning!


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!


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You were the most perfect of guests! Thank you for sleeping in a place with little privacy and doing it with grace. It was so much fun to have you visit and to show you around my city. I'm looking forward to the day you return!


You summed it up . . . perfectly!


That looks like so much fun!
Those seagulls...Really?
The flowers are beautiful...especially since we woke up to snow this morning.


I just love the church gardens. My office is a block to the south and I walk over during my lunch hour all the time. Did you see any brides??
My friend's father was the head gardener for The Church for years. Most of the plantings are done by volunteers. What an untaking!

Cheryl S.

You came at a great time of year to see some beautiful gardens and mountains.


what a lovely time of year to see the mountains! sounds like a perfect knitterly get-away. (btw - we have shibui at my lys - you can visit anytime!)


Looks like an absolutely perfect visit! And that must educate me!


Woo Hoo!

How wonderful to get to see the area that our Margene has been sharing with us for years... and what a great time of year for a visit. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time.

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