There are a lot of things I love about Utah, but I think one of the things I miss the most is the mountains... are the mountains?... is the mountains? Which is correct? I never know. Remind me to tell you about Orange Peelz sometime. Anyway... I love how no matter where you are in Provo and Orem, you can just look up and see the mountains. They are always there. A constant reminder of nature and the loving hand of God. The gorgeous, magnanimous, mountains. They take my breath away. I love how they shade the morning and salute the sunset. I love how the clouds hug them on rainy days. I just love the mountains. It's something I will always remember about Utah. Sorry for being so sappy.
So, something else I like about the close proximity to mountains is the plethora of nature activities that it affords. I'm not a huge nature person. At. All. In fact, I am afraid of most things in nature, like bugs, bees, bears, et cetera. And my obsessive compulsive side really doesn't sit well with the whole camping scene either. But I do appreciate nature, and as long as I feel completely protected from the elements, I really enjoy spending time in it. I love it actually. I view it as really getting back to who I am as a human being in my own little way, and it brings me happiness.
All that said, I wanted to make sure that we spent some time in the mountains while we were in Utah, and what better way to do that than to go to Sundance Resort? Well, I'm sure you can probably think of a better way, but it sounded perfect to me. I love Sundance. I've made a lot of good memories at and around Sundance. Plus, I read online that Sundance has a nature center for kids, so I thought we would go check out the "hands on" activities. We made the beautiful drive up and found the nature center closed, but the kids still had fun running around in the trees and playing near the water. I enjoyed following them around, breathing the fresh air, and of course, checking out the shops. I love Sundance. If you're budget allows it, and you're in the area, I totally recommend some time there. Breakfast at the Foundry Grill is heavenly.