Elisa's Daily Scoop NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 23 DAYS
Well, a warm good day to you!
Can you believe we made it through the Winter - and Spring is finally here?
I know the temps are not quite "springy" yet, especially here in the northeast, but at least our days are longer and we are on our way to a new season.
Today also marks the first day of Tanya's March Trip - her annual trip to Park City, Utah.
I'm looking forward to following her on yet another fun, vacay.
As you may also know, yesterday was her birthday and although I wished my dear cuz a happy one, I didn't get the full lowdown on her day! So, I'm going to be joining you in hearing about it first hand, here on T.C.
Yesterday was a great day!
Not only did I get a great deal accomplished around the house, but I also had a splendid date at my new fitness center - Lifetime Fitness.
Me and my girl Gianna spent a few hours working it on the treadmill, the elliptical and I even took a meditation class. Can I tell you just how fabulous and refreshing the class was!!!
My cousin Josephine (Tanya's mom) had suggested that I get into meditation a few days ago, because of all the stress I was feeling and the many things I have going on these days.
And when I saw that a meditation class was offered at the gym, I jumped on it immediately. I tried to talk Gianna into joining me, but she said it just looked like a lot of "old people" in the class. Thanks kid!
Old or not, (and yes, there was one young boy, probably around Gianna's age that took the class!), it was refreshing and relieved a great deal of stress.
I plan on taking this class every Friday night and Sunday morning - these are (unfortunately) the only times that it is offered at present.
Well, while Tanya is on her way to Park City I thought I would do a little "17 for 2017"
17 Fun Facts About Park City, Utah
1. Park City was discovered around the time of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1868 by soldiers who started panning for silver.
2. The city was incorporated in 1884 and was established as a sliver mining community in the late 1860s.
3. The silver boom in the late 1800's brought thousands of people to the area, bringing the population up to 10,000 at its height, and along with it, over 100 saloons and a thriving red-light district.
4. In the 1930s mineral prices dropped due to the depression and as a result both the economy and population dropped.
5. In 1963 the Park City Consolidated Mines built the first ski lifts on what was then called Treasure Mountain and Park City soon became famous for its great snow and beautiful slopes.
6. Today, Park City is home to three world class ski resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and The Canyons Resort.
7. Park City is located on the back side of the Wasatch Mountains.
8. The altitude ranges from 6,800 feet to 8,500 feet above sea level.
PARK CITY, UTAH (c) travelincousins.com
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9. In 1963 Park City Mountain, then known as Treasure Mountain, used subway cars through old mining tunnels to cart skiers 2.5 miles for a one-hour ride, through the mountain to the slopes. After the ride, skiers used a mining elevator that lifted them 1,750 feet to the base of the Thaynes Canyon ski lift.
PARK CITY, UTAH (c) travelincousins.com
10. The average winter temperature ranges from 22 degrees to 33 degrees Fahrenheit and the average summer temperature is relatively constant at 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
11. Average snowfall in Park City is 150 inches in town and 350 inches at the resorts.
12. Park City is home to The Sundance Film Festival each year in January when 50,000 celebrities, moviemakers, and film enthusiasts visit the town.
13. Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort were both official venues for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
14. Park City was voted “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine 2013.
15. There are over 100 restaurants in Park City, most of them located on Main Street.
16. Park City is considered one of the wealthiest towns in the United States and is notable for having a large number of Northern and Central European immigrants.
17. A total of 40 U.S. athletes in the 2014 Sochi Olympic have ties to Park City. In fact, seven of the 230 competitors were from Park City, while another 33 either live, train, or went to school here. Of the 28 medals earned in Sochi, 14 came from the Park City area.
Today, I'll be doing some work around the ouse and heading back to the gym for a "Warrior Sculpting" class this evening. Looking forward to it!!
I'll see you back here tomorrow!! Have a wonderful Monday! E xoxo
Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING TO: PARK CITY, UT
Hey Folks, Tanya is on the road - she will post in a bit - stay tuned!!!