Monday, July 10, 2017

Conestoga Ranch at Bear Lake

A few weeks ago our family was invited to go glamping at Conestoga Ranch at Bear Lake in Garden City Utah. Conestoga Ranch is about a 3 hour drive from Salt Lake City.

We stayed in a Conestoga Wagon. Our covered wagon had a comfy king size bed and two bunk beds. 
It was also furnished with bedding, towels, a small safe (the kind you would find in a hotel room), two lantern style flashlights, and two DC converters so you can charge your phone.

The wagons are set up in a wagon circle, in the center is a big fire pit with Adirondack chairs. No need to worry abut bringing matches, firewood, or stuff to roast marshmallows. The employees light the fire for you and they also supply you with a s'mores kit including sticks to roast the marshmallows. If you need extra there is a small shop on site where you can buy more (or anything else you may have forgotten to bring).
Each wagon has it's own picnic table and umbrella which is great for playing games, small crafts with the kids and of course eating.

The resort also has bikes and helmets to rent (free of charge),  a game tent, playground,volleyball net and more!

Unlike the grand tents that have their own in-tent bathroom, the wagons did not have a bathroom. No big deal, the bathrooms are really nice! They even supply shampoo, conditioner and soap. The bathrooms are a very short walk (less than a minute) away. They are located in the main building and are very private. They look like a bathroom you would find in a hotel room.

The picture above is the main building on the bathroom side. There are more bathrooms on the inner side of the barn style building.

We loved the on site restaurant, Campfire Grill.

They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner so need to even worry about packing food. Unless you want to. We loved the dinner, especially the wood fired pizzas. Campfire Grill also has child friendly options that will make both parents and kids happy.

You don't have to be a guest of Conestoga Ranch to dine at the Campfire Grill, so if you are in the area stop by and check it out.

We really loved our stay at Conestoga Ranch and are already dreaming of our next trip there!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

 By Kim Cracroft

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is new to the Midvale area.  Owner Mike Crouch and his family brought this hip, fun fresh pizza franchise to Utah.

You walk in and are greeted by a friendly staff and 3 screens chuckfull of options.  Your choices are already mastered recipe pizzas or create your own, salads and wings.   (You choose from several  pizza size options, our favorite was the roman style.). The thing I loved about this place is that the toppings, no matter how many you put on, are just one price.  

The pizza dough is made fresh with high quality ingredients everyday.  When ordering be sure to sneak a peek at the mixer behind the counter!

Let's talk the oven.  It is massive and hot and is specifically designed for 1000 degrees restaurants. 
It continuously rotates while pizzas are placed upon the pizza plates inside the oven and rotate about twice before the pizzas are ready to serve.  About 2 minutes cooking time!  Now that's quick!

We enjoyed the chicken Alfredo pizza on roman style crust, classic margarita  pizza on roman style crust and the best cheesy bread EVER!!!!  I'm going out on a limb here, and say that it is the best pizza crust I have ever eaten!

Give 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza a try for family night, hit it up for lunch or venture out for a night out with friends (top golf is kitty corner from them).  You will become a repeat customer, I promise!! 

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza
 7101 South Bingham Junction BLVD
Midvale, Utah

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Baby Cubby in Lindon Utah

Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned mom or dad you are sure to love The Baby Cubby in Lindon!

I wish I had know about The Baby Cubby when I became a mom for the first time. It would have saved me hours of research looking for the best baby gear. The Baby Cubby does all that for you. They only sell the safest and highest quality products  so customers can shop confidently. But don't go thinking that you will be paying top dollar there because they price match, even Amazon so you know that you are getting the best deal!

And don't let the name fool you, The Baby Cubby isn't just for infants. They also carry clothing, shoes, toys, etc for all ages of children. And of course they have something for mom too.

If you don't live near Lindon and can't make it into the shop, The Baby Cubby has a great website! And all orders over $49 receive free shipping.

The Baby Cubby
71 South 1380 West 
Lindon, Utah 
(801) 770-0584
Monday- Saturday 10:00 to 6:30 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Paint Mixer and University of Utah's Painting Camp for Kids

Who: Kids ages 6-12
What: Children's painting class to help develop painting skills in a fun, spring themed class. Utilizing acrylics and canvas. 
When: April 10th- 14th
Where: The Paint Mixer in Sugarhouse

Register here.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Baby Animal Season at This Is The Place

One of our favorite times of the year is here, baby animal season at This Is The Place Heritage Park!

There is nothing like spring time with all the new life around. Flowers, the warm weather returning and of course baby farm animals!  We love going to baby animal season at This Is The PLace to  see all the sweet baby animals, the kids love that they get to get up and close with baby goats, chicks, lambs, puppies and more.

Of course we also love the pony rides, train rides, panning for gold and the yummy donuts at donuts from Brigham Donut Shop.

  • $12.95 Adults
  • $10.95 Seniors (65 and Over)
  • $8.95 Children (3-11)
  • FREE Children 2 and under

  • Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • $2 off each ticket for I Heart Salt Lake readers. Just mention I Heart Salt Lake when purchasing your tickets. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fantasy Canyon

In North Eastern Utah, about an hour outside of Vernal you will find some very unusual geological formations that date back to 38-55 million ago. If you are in North Eastern Utah I recommend that you take a few hours and check out Fantasy Canyon.

During the hot summer months it is best to go early in the morning before the sun is at it's hottest. The trails are easy, it is only about a mile around but wear good shoes. Wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water.

You can find more information and directions to Fantasy Canyon here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Utah Grief Counselors

Utah-based grief counselors were asked how to best deal with losing someone you love. This is a brief compilation of some of their responses.

Accept The Way You Feel

“Once we can accept that the pain of loss is a natural hurt based on our love, it's not just a meaningless pain. Grief is a deeply meaningful experience, that shows us how we feel about those we love.”

-Ammon Fawson, LMFT

“...accept your feelings.  All the pain, sadness, and anger is there whether you like it or not.  Ignoring it won't make it go away.  You don't have to feel them all at once or all the time, but avoiding your feelings only prolongs the grieving process.”

-Dr. Stephen Thayer

“Acknowledge how mourning changes as time goes on. This plays out when we come to a natural point in time when, we don’t forget them but we feel it’s time to put their personal belongings away and begin to choose when and where to remember. This should feel natural and healing, not forced.”

-Lorii Hubbard

Know That It Will Take Time

“There's no time table for grief. There's no "it's been one year, you should be better now". There are so many myths that need to be challenged. No one experiences grief the same way, and no one does it wrong.”

-Aimee Francom

“There is no set time for you to be ‘over it.’  And don't expect to get over it. The loss will stay with you; but over time and as part of  your grief journey, you will learn to live with it, incorporate it into your changed life.”

-Lothair W. Pendleton, LCSW

“But really - the best advice I can give you is to know that it will take time, to be gentle on yourself, and to allow yourself to grieve.”

-Liz Hunter, MA, LMFTA

Find Others Who Listen and Understand

“First, get support.  Turn to friends and family and accept the support they offer.  It's okay to take time for yourself, you'll likely need it.  Just don't isolate yourself or push people away.”

-Dr. Stephen Thayer

“Finding those who will just listen - and listen without judgement or advice - is very important.”

-Lothair W. Pendleton

“Support groups can also be very helpful. Many hospitals and psychotherapists offer support groups for those dealing with sudden and traumatic loss. There are also online groups which can help. I found a support group about six months after the death of my husband which I attended monthly for three years. Knowing that I wasn’t the only one in my position helped immeasurably.”

-Liz Hunter, MA, LMFTA

For more information go to: Dealing with Loss - Christensen & Hymas
Article written:Christensen & Hymas - the Utah Accident Lawyers

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