Monday, December 2, 2013

Dear Deer Valley

I just spent the Thanksgiving holiday at the new ski chalet of my son and daughter-in-law in Deer Valley, Utah.  Their grown children were there too, making it a wonderful family day.

The home is beautiful with magnificent views of the Jordanelle reservoir and mountains.

Thanksgiving lunch was delish...thanks to the hard work of my daughter-in-law.  For so many years I did the cooking, it is now such a pleasure to have someone else do it, especially with a new twist on my old recipes.  Having once owned a home in Deer Valley myself, I am very familiar with the area so it was a trip down memory lane for me, a wonderful one.  My grandchidren all learned to ski from my ski in/ski out house there in the 1990's.  To see the next generation continue the fun is a wonderful thing.

Unfortunately there was no snow yet but when we return for Christmas I am sure there will be even if it is man made.
That did not stop shopping for new ski boots.

Along with my children and grandchildren I will return to Deer Valley for Christmas...
There will be 22 of us, oh my how did that happen?  The blessing of a large family is still a wonder to me.  With two married grandchildren and the newest grandchildren seven month old twin boys, the family is still growing.

I am looking forward to sitting around the fire, drinking mulled wine and enjoying telling old family stories.

A walk down Main street in Park City and a stop at the No Name Saloon for lunch was such fun.  Buffalo burgers, a first for me, were smiply delicious.

Now I am returning to my life in France for a couple of weeks and then back to Deer Valley for Christmas.  No complaints but perhaps a bit of fatigue might set in.  I will have plenty of time to relax at the St. Regis spa where I just had the most gorgeous massage.

I miss my sweet doggie Skye but saw this cutie while we were shopping and it reminded me so much of her.

Hoping all my dear, dear friends and wonderful family enjoyed their turkey day too.

A Bientot from the happy traveler.....


  1. Dear Audrey,
    I have been following your delightful blog for some time now, but never said hello. It's wonderful...the stuff dreams are made of. Thank you for taking the time to share. I love it all!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours,

    Warmly, Kathleen

  2. Loved all the photos + your'e so good at that + happy Monday to

  3. Wonderful post, Audrey, I love Deer Valley. So happy you spent the Thanksgiving holiday with your entire family and many friends. See you for BIO, due Tuesday ASAP. xx's