Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024
Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Synchronicity - Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  1. coincidence in time; contemporaneousness; simultaneousness.
  2. Physics, Electricity: the state of being synchronous.
  3. Psychoanalysis: the simultaneous occurrence of causally unrelated events and the belief that the simultaneity has meaning beyond mere coincidence.
How does this relate to today's blog? Simple, we left San Antonio a day early to avoid possible delays by Hurricane Hanna. That meant we had an extra day in our schedule before we needed to be in Gig Harbor. When we were in Albuquerque, we thought about going on the Sandia Tramway or going to the Balloon Museum, but Bob was lukewarm to those options.

We continued to our next destination: Provo, Utah. It just so happened that one of Bob's clients from San Antonio was in Park City for a few months. They had flown back to San Antonio to attend to some business and Bob didn't know if they would be in town. He called and found out they would be flying back on Tuesday evening. They invited us to their rental home in Park City for happy hour and to go to dinner on Wednesday. How awesome is that?

Today, Bob did an early-morning, 20-mile bike ride from the campground up to the mouth of the canyon by Bridal Veil Falls. He loved it! 

I walked around the RV park in the afternoon to take photos.

The entrance to Lakeside RV Campground.

We are the 5th wheel on the right. 

Lakeside storage next to the RV Park.

Signs in the storage yard.

The silver pick-up is where we are camped.
Long, "buddy" sites.* 

*Buddy sites are when two RVs pull in in opposite directions so their doors face each other. Normally, there are only a few sites in an RV park with this accommodation (for people camping together who are close friends). In this park, all sites are buddy sites.

As I walked through the campground, I saw a raised bank that looked like there might be water on the other side. There were railroad-tie steps going up onto the bank, so I checked it out. The Provo River was right there! A trail went along the river, but trees were down on the trail. A big wind storm must have come through recently. I was in flip flops and decided not to walk the trail at this time.

The trail along the Provo River.

The Provo River.

Very long "buddy" sites at the RV park.

RV Park Office with a pool behind it.

Pool area.

By the time I finished meandering, it was time to get ready for Park City. We left at 3:00 p.m. for a 1-1/2 hour drive to their house. 

Wasatch Mountain geology.

On the East Coast, they call this a "notch."

On the way, we stopped to see Bridal Veil Falls. It was absolutely gorgeous and hadn't been on our radar as a possible destination. Neither of us knew it was there. The day was so warm that the locals started at the base of the falls and hiked UP the rocky bottom "apron" portion of the falls. There's a local legend that goes with the falls, too.

Here's the legend.

Bridal Veil Falls (note the people at the bottom).

On our drive to Park City, we went through a tunnel, passed the entrance to Timpanogos Cave (on my bucket list for a long time), crossed an earthen dam, saw two reservoirs, and were amazed at the number of people out boating, fishing, waterskiing, and jet skiing on a Wednesday afternoon. Wow!

The tunnels.

One of the large reservoirs.

Once we found their house, we were warmly welcomed by Troy, their son. Then I met Dwayne, Tesha, and their two pups: Turner and Riley. Troy was our bartender and fixed our drinks exactly as we asked for them. 

The temperature was very pleasant and we had drinks on the side deck along with chips and salsa. Silly me, I forgot to take my camera outside, so I missed a lot of photo ops. The pups were adorable and loved playing. Turner even has his own social media page!

Their house was in the heart of old town Park City. It was easy to walk a few blocks to the restaurant. 

Olympic Winter Games venue city, 2002.

Wasatch Brew Pub.

The Egyptian Theater.

History of The Egyptian Theater.

A tribute to Banksy.
Bob, Tesha, Dwayne, Troy, and my empty chair.

Masks were required and we wore them until we were seated at our table. Our waitress told us a favorite dish there is the trout. I didn't hesitate to order the trout which is my favorite fish, and I was very happy with my choice. Bob and Dwayne also had the trout which came with lemon risotto and buttered spinach. Mmm! Thank you so much, Dwayne and Tesha, for a memorable dinner and evening. 

Unfortunately, we had to hurry home to give Sunnie his insulin by 11:00 p.m.

Sunnie says "Hi."

Our drive back to the campground was pretty cool. We took I-80 to I-215. I-215
goes along the base of Salt Lake City's foothills, so we had a beautiful view of the city lights.

We are thankful for this coincidence in timing and a wonderful visit. 

Travel Bug out.


  1. We used to go to Park City frequently when we were living in SLC. Alas, our last trip there in 2018 was so disappointing because of the overgrowth that has reduced its charm IMHO.

    1. I didn't even recognize Park City. The last time I was there was on a "fam" (familiarization) tour through my work at AAA. Pretty much all I remember from about 30 years ago is the old part of town.


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