The 4th was fantastic, our first in Midway, it was cozy and low key. The day started with a mountain bike ride on the Interlaken and Dutch Hollow trails (I still can’t believe there is such delightful single track so close to home). A few lazy hours in the afternoon at Deer Creek, lounging in the sun with friends and paddling kayaks around. The holiday finished with a barbeque/block party (fish tacos… yum) with the neighbors and friends and watching the fireworks on Memorial Hill from the cul-de-sac (and under umbrellas). A perfect holiday.
We finally bundled ourselves up and made our way over to the ice castles last night. Right next to the ice skating rink (unfortunately closed for the season due to broken pipes) in downtown Midway. Pretty darn amazing, and ever evolving.
Made from nothing but frozen water, ice infrastructure too, ice artist Brent Christensen works tirelessly, at all hours of the day, and in all temperatures building these castles. Believe me, I’ve driven carpool, first thing in the morning, and there he is. Returning home late, late at night… still working. Super tiger, I say, dedicated to his work.
We’ve done it, we’ve moved to Midway just like we’ve always wanted to. We’ve been here about two weeks and love it in this little, no stoplight town located on the back of the Wasatch mountains. Here is the view, looking south, from our front door. Deer Creek Reservoir is covered with misty low clouds, Soldier Hollow Resort is tucked into the hills in the middle of the picture and Mount Timpanogos is the tall mountain on the right. Fall is such a gorgeous time of year in Northern Utah.