My travels from Denver to Park City weren’t exactly seamless thanks to some mechanical delays that set me back a few hours, so I didn’t arrive in Utah until after dark. Fortunately my friend Heather, who I’ve met once before at a Reebok event, and Jon, a fellow Columbia Omniten member, were on my flight from Denver to Salt Lake City, so I had some buddies to hang out with before we boarded.
Once we boarded, we sat on the run way for another two hours before we took off, but I ended up sitting next to two really interesting people so the time passed fast. One man is an avid sailor and coaches a collegiate team, so I learned a lot about a sport I previously knew next to nothing about which was really intriguing to me. The other man worked in a coal mine and freaked me out with stories that made the claustrophobic woman in me want to pass out on the spot.
By the time our plane landed in Salt Lake City, the sun was setting and Heather, Jon and I made the drive to Park City to join the rest of the group for dinner and drinks at No Name Saloon.
The group looked like one lovely little plaid family!
Everyone was really welcoming and I had fun getting to know our group while we ate and sipped on some cocktails.
We chatted away on the rooftop of the No Name Saloon which was decked out with heat lamps. I also ordered a hot toddy to help warm me up!
Columbia has been very tight-lipped whenever we’ve asked any questions about what’s in store for our group during our time in Park City, so we’re all guessing and making predictions about what the next couple of days will entail. I had to sign a bunch of waivers last night and one mentioned something about snowmobiling, so I’m hoping that’s on the agenda at some point! I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the beautiful snow!
I’ll try to pop back in soon with more updates, but now it’s off to breakfast!