Marriage Therapy

A couple of weekends ago, Tom and I took a trip to Salt Lake City, sans kids.  It was a great long weekend!

The Backstory:  Tom wanted to surprise me with tickets to Bare Naked Ladies.  Somehow, though, when he got through with the purchase process, he discovered he’d purchased tickets to their Salt Lake City concert instead of their Denver concert.  Uh Oh …  When he told me what had happened I thought it would be a great chance for a quick getaway.  We found some inexpensive flights and Tom found a place to stay and we started looking forward to our mini-break.

The Weekend:  We stayed at “The Anniversary Inn”.

It’s not much to look at from the outside, but it was a charming place to stay. It specializes in honeymoons and anniversaries and each of the rooms has a “theme” decor – here’s a picture of ours.

The room included breakfast – we had ham & cheese croissants with yogurt & berry parfaits and juice – delivered to the room at the time we asked. It also included cheese cake and sparkling cider waiting for us when we checked on Wednesday evening. We really didn’t see any staff except for the person at the front desk – everything delivered to our room was left at the door for us to retrieve. It was very peaceful.

On Thursday evening we went to see Bare Naked Ladies. The opening acts were Guster and Ben Folds Five. We like Guster and they were great in concert – they even did an impromptu set out in the concessions area before BNL took the stage. We were standing about 10 feet from the band – it was really cool.

BNL was awesome – and they gave each ticket holder a free download of their latest album which was even better. Tom and I have always enjoyed their humorous songs and the concert had that same feeling. I’m not a big concert fan in general, but I like outdoor concerts and this one was a lot of fun.

Some other things we did:

Ate at world famous “Bruges Waffles & Frites” which has the most amazing fries and sauces – not to mention really tasty waffles.

Visited the “Red Butte Botanical Gardens”. This was a favorite – the gardens were beautiful and it was peaceful and smelled wonderful and it was just nice to visit and wander. The children’s garden area was so whimsical and enchanting. I loved this vine playhouse!

Drove up to Park City and window shopped. The town was getting ready to have a giant street dinner that evening – all up and down the main street tables were going up and eating areas were being created. You would not believe some of the decorations and seating areas that were created. We wished we could have stayed to enjoy the festivities.

When all was said and done, we had a great time and was just what our marriage needed. I highly recommend periodic getaways – they remind you just why you fell in love!

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