I found a couple of rogue pictures from our weekend staycation in Salt Lake. The best of which was the ones of the restaurant we ate at for breakfast--Coachman's Dinner & Pancake House. It was truly an ode to the '70's complete with red carpet, fake wood paneling, nautical themed decor and mirrors on the walls.
In the culmination of Tyler's summer efforts, he had his real rock band concert. As usual it was super fun to see him up on stage. He sang one of the songs and sounded great. The kids has musical talent--I just wish I knew how to get him to practice more!
On the sadder side, there's been some hurricanes come through parts of the country that caused a lot of devastation. Jake's soccer team was going to have a bake sale fundraiser but instead turned it into a Hurricane Relief fundraiser. They raised almost $700! That's awesome for this little group of boys on a Saturday morning. It was the day of the big BYU v Utah football game so of course the bake sale was Cougars v Utes. I think the cougar side won the bake sale, too bad we lost the game. But I was super proud of these boys!
Eric and I have been to NYC a few times, but we did lots of new things this trip. Here's a few highlights..
First we just walked around--we went to Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, a bunch of stores....
And here you can see the World Trade Tower in the distance and the Statue of Liberty (the tiny speck out in the water)
When we sat down we noticed we were right by Zack Hample--I wouldn't have known him but we had just watched a news story about him. He has made a career out of catching balls at baseball games. In fact, he's caught thousands of them. He studies stadiums and players and figures out the most likely place to get a ball--and he has only gotten skunked twice in the last 5 years! He travels all around the US to games and has a YouTube channel. Seriously, we were thinking sweet! We will hopefully get a ball! Well, we didn't get one, but it was fun to see him (now that I know who he is).
Mind the gap Jake!
Here's a view of the new World Trade Tower. Tallest building in the USA. We didn't go up to the top, we decided to just do that at the Empire State Building, because the Empire bldg is so iconic. But the outside of the World Trade Tower was cool.