Taking a Break in Utah

After a really terrible six weeks, my mother and I needed a break away. So, we decided to take a weekend trip to Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah.

We left Idaho in the morning on Saturday, and ended up in SLC in the afternoon. Our plan was to visit a historic cemetery, until we found out it was closed on the weekends. So, we tried finding a different one in SLC, got lost, couldn’t find anything, decided to give up, and went to Provo. We didn’t mind too much, since it took our minds off of home nonsense.

That night, we went to a show called ImprovBroadway. We had seen a show of theirs before, so we were excited to laugh our butts off. They had set everything up so everyone socially distanced, which was responsible (also slightly sad since the audience was smaller because of it). The performers did well, though one of them seemed real nervous, and we were laughing a storm. I greatly enjoyed myself. Also (not an ad), if you want to see them they are in Provo, UT and are worth your time. They also teach and do standup if that’s more your speed. Go to their website (here) if you want to know more. Still not an ad.

Mother and I stayed in a small motel in Provo, cheap and clean which was all we needed. And while we were there, we discovered a new Animal Planet show called Pit bulls and Parolees, so even our night and morning was filled with a good distraction.

On Sunday, we decided to go on a scavenger hunt in Salt Lake City. We downloaded an app that has scavenger hunts in major cities all over the country (world? I don’t know), and it sent us to various historic places in SLC. We did have to stop after finishing about 50% of it though. I was not smart and wore the wrong socks and shoe combo, which is hell when you walk five miles on a scavenger hunt, and my lungs were still on the mend after Covid pneumonia. As annoyed as I was at myself, we still had a fun time, and I hope to finish the scavenger hunt next time I’m in Utah.

In the afternoon, we visited some friends of Mother’s that she hasn’t seen in YEARS. Usually, this would be awkward since I’ve never properly met them before, but I actually felt quite comfortable with them and we all had a good time. We stayed until the early evening.

One final stop to In-N-Out and 7-Eleven later (since neither exist in Idaho), we drove back to our home, arriving late at night.

It was almost a necessary trip for both of us, and it gave us a good relax before diving right back in to some of the nonsense we left behind. We had a good time and were able to chill. Back to work.

Don’t forget to take a break when you need to.




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