|Summer Flowers at the Upper Provo River Utah
I’m amazed to think how many times we’ve been to Park City in the last 20 years. We thought we had the summer trips down; hiking, dining, outdoor concerts at Deer Valley, shopping (ask me about the best thrift shop ever) and now my husband is a fly fisherman.
Then this year we decided to bring the dog. We love her, hate to leave her home if we can help it, and its so dog-friendly they call it Bark City.
So, we had an entirely different kind of trip. We found a rental condo that allowed our dog and reimagined the week.
|Cascade, Upper Provo River Utah
Every morning we were up before sunrise to hike or to drive into the Uinta Mountains where Marco could fish the Upper Provo River, which is also photogenic and (at least early in the morning on weekdays) where solitude is available. Gypsy could enjoy the woods without bothering anyone, even as we train her to have good fishing manners like limiting her splashing to downstream of the fishing hole and occasionally even sitting quietly on shore.
|Columbine, S-Curve, and Marco. Upper Provo River Utah
I continue to work on a portfolio of fishing images and on each of us doing our thing without driving the other nuts. And watching the dog.
We made it to just one restaurant, feeling fortunate that one of our favorites has an outside patio for the girl. Otherwise, it was all groceries, except for the corn dog food truck, a guilty pleasure.
By early afternoon we were back at the rental, and I was processing images with HGTV (another guilty pleasure) playing in the background. Then a nap before our daily evening walk to the dog park. I have mixed feelings about these places, and there were a few dog bullies, but Gypsy did have a chance to run full speed and play other dog games.
Dog week, indeed.
More images are on the website, in the Summer 2022 Gallery.