Another extra-special treat we had on this last trip to Utah was an overnight stay in the Inn on the Hill, a charming Bed and Breakfast in a beautifully renovated over-100-year-old house. The boys stayed with their grandparents, and we fully enjoyed being able to finish complete sentences and be just two grown-ups together.
Just a couple of blocks away from the Bed and Breakfast is the architecturally lovely Utah capitol building. I had never been there before, so we walked up to look around. Since we were visiting on a weekend, there were very few people around, and we both enjoyed taking photos and wandering around the large, echoing rooms and halls that were open to the public. I think I could have spent several hours there playing with my photography.
[The marble columns and staircases under the arching roof were marvelous.]
[Beautiful script from a framed letter written early in Utah's statehood.]
After our trip to the Capitol, we walked back to the Inn, did a little bit of shopping, and ate dinner in a funky basement Sushi restaurant. It was a dining experience that was most definitely out of my comfort zone, but I found it to be delicious.
[me, striking a pose back at the grounds of the Bed and Breakfast]
[fountain in the Bed and Breakfast's garden]
When we returned from dinner, we sat on the balcony, enjoying the warm summer air and watching the sun set over the Oquirrh mountains. It was simply wonderful.