Exploring Park City

John and I both had an epic evening of sleep last night — I slept for 10 hours! Yes! We had quite a lazy morning and hit the gym after breakfast in the room (GF cereal + a banana, again).  The gym at the St. Regis is very nice.  The large space is well-ventilated and has oodles of machines, weights and equipment to choose from. Naturally, I hopped on a treadmill and pounded out a 3 mile run.

Fortunately, I had a nice view on my very tough run — the altitude is no joke.  After showers, John and I took a complimentary ride into Park City. We ate lunch at 501 Main and it was kinda…meh.  The food was only okay and the staff was pretty unprofessional.  Sounds great, right? After lunch, we walked around Park City and did some shopping for ourselves (!) and also found a few Christmas gifts on Main Street.

After a while, we nestled ourselves into Atticus, a fantastic tea shop.  John had coffee and a lemon-almond biscotti and I had some apple-cinnamon tea.

My tea was f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s! If you haven’t noticed already, I am a huge fan of tea! After our shopping excursion, John and I returned to our room to catch up on emails and then to nap.  I set my alarm for 5:30 PM because I wanted to partake in the warm beverage service that is offered daily in the hotel lobby.

The service offers hot chocolate, hot apple cider and a variety of mix-ins.  Today’s mix-ins included orange whipped cream, red hots, white and dark chocolate shavings, chopped peppermints, chopped Reese’s Pieces and cinnamon sticks.

I went with the apple cider and added in peppermint and cinnamon sticks.  What a way to heat oneself up!

For dinner, John and I went back to Park City and dined at Purple Sage. Purple Sage is a sister-restaurant to Cafe Terigo — they are owned by the same family.

Purple Sage serves southwestern fare and is known for it’s  inventive menu.  John and I ordered the homemade potato chips as an appetizer and both had green chile pork stew for our entrees.

The stew was very savory and had hints of green chile in the broth.  The chips were good too, although the blue cheese sauce was a tad too rich for my taste.  After dinner, John and I returned to the hotel for…s’mores!

What a great way to end the day!

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