This morning, over a long morning of coffee and news, Stephen wondered aloud if he could go find that “big giant organ that is always behind the Mormon Tabernacle Choir”. Stephen grew up singing in church and choir and with the Birmingham choir so he loved watching the Tabernacle choir perform. I told him that I was sure that we had to attend a service. He thought differently. Our convo went something like this…
Stephen: hey! I want to go see that huge organ that the Mormon choir uses.
Me: I don’t think you can just parade up to the front door of the tabernacle and walk in.
S: it depends on the man behind the curtain. It’s not like it’s the Holy of Holies.
Me: I think you have to go to an actual service to see the organ.
S: I bet it’s a tourist spot
Me: I bet you’re delusional….
…We are driving to Temple Square as we speak so he can see a giant pipe organ.
And we literally walked in a side door and sat down to see and hear it.
Stephen was thrilled, I was shocked, and we both listened for while about 6 different tour groups with guides came through to see the organ.
After, I played with the flowers. They were outstanding!
After lingering in the gardens a while, we headed back to Park City to find lunch at a local burrito joint that had great reviews. El Chubasco was so good. Fresh food, a SALSA bar (yeah, blew our minds), and it didn’t break the bank.
After lunch, we walked around downtown to check out the shopping and find our ornament. While looking around, we found Atticus. It is a coffee/tea spot that was rumored to have a Red Velvet mocha/latte. And the rumors were deliciously true. I made sure this beauty didn’t have actual red velvet cake thrown in it, and I was assured it was completely gluten-free. So far, after almost 20 days of eating out, I have not had 1 bad case of cross-contamination. But we have been extra clear about making sure my dishes are gluten-free from start to finish.
Walking around the town, we realized Park City was similar to other ski towns in the summer. Colorful, historic buildings, and lots of people milling around. I loved it!
With just a few days left, we are enjoying the gorgeous weather and easy days sightseeing and exploring. It’s hard to believe I go back to school the first week of August. Summer is flying by.