Thursday, January 18, 2018

Step Into My Week: Skiing, Park City, & Atlanta

It's another snow day for me so I figured now was a good time to give a recap of all that I've done in the past week or so. I've traveled all over Atlanta, and I went a little west to the ski town of Park City. With my travels, I've gotten quite a bit of cold weather. Hopefully, we get another snow day tomorrow or it warms up.

My class went to the High museum where we met the curator for the civil rights exhibit named Fire that No Water Could Put Out: Civil Rights Photography. We were fortunate enough to get a tour from the curator herself. It was truly fascinating to hear her talk about why she picked each photo and the importance of each photo. I'd like to start going to curator talks in the future. Hearing her speak about the exhibit while touring it allowed me to have a deeper connection with the history, signifigance, and overall understanding of the exhibit's photos.

On Friday, my class went to the Atlanta History Center. I'd been to the center numerous times but not in a few years. I was excited to learn more about Atlanta during our time there. The center was nice enough to take us into the archives where we got to see maps, photos, city records, directories, and a few other archival pieces. I mostly enjoyed my time moseying around the archives admiring and reading all the books they had in their collection. I'd love to go back to spend some of my own time there.

I went skiing in Park City at Deer Valley this past weekend. It was truly an amazing time. We landed on Saturday, but we didn't go skiing until Sunday. Instead, we went snow tubing at Gorgoza. I loved going up the slopes as you had to go a magic carpet. It was completely insane how fast you went. I'd love to go to Stone Mountain now.

On Sunday and Monday, we went skiing. My sister and I took a group lesson on Sunday to help us get back in the groove again. We started on the bunny slope, but before we knew it we were on some difficult greens. I personally didn't love Success as I don't love steep hills in general. I loved going down Homeward Bound and Ontario. During our midday break, we stopped for lunch at Silver Lake Lodge. I ended up getting an amazing mushroom and tofu pho on both days. I'd love to find a place that serves vegan pho in Atlanta.

My sister's friends we're also skiing, but we didn't end up seeing them until we got to the airport. We all ended up on the airport which was definitely a little funny. I was truthfully a little sad to hear school was cancelled as I was really excited for my field trip on Wednesday, but I had a blissful day playing in the snow, relaxing, and unpacking and organizing my ski clothes.

27 comments:

  1. I'm going skiing this weekend- too funny! I foresee the bunny slopes in my future, ha! ;)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. I can't wait to hear all about your skiing experience.

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  2. Oh I love skiing in Park City! We did Deer Valley last year too! It's SO beautiful there!

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    1. Deer Valley's mountains are so pretty!

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  3. I love skiing its so fun!!! There is a couple places near my house i can go to

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    1. I'd love to live close to a ski mountain.

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  4. If you can believe it, I've never actually been skiing! I'm a little terrified of it, haha! But it sounds like you had a great time! And I've always wanted to visit Atlanta, it seems like an awesome city!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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    1. Atlanta is truly an amazing city. You have to visit sometime.

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  5. Skiing at Park City sounds wonderful! Hoping we'll get enough snow here in Colorado for some more powder days in the mountains!

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    1. I didn't really understand why powder is so important for skiing before I went. Now that I know, I'm hoping you get lots of fresh powder.

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  6. I love going to Atlanta! I have never been to that museum but I love all the culture there.

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

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  7. A great week it sounds like you had! Even living just 1.5hr away from Tahoe,CA, I still have never been skiiing :0 I hope to add this experience to my life's list soon!

    xxx,
    Mary

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    1. Tahoe is so pretty! I'd love to go skiing there.

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  8. i really do miss skiing haha even though i hate snow and the cold, skiing is a fav for sure haha maybe next year xD

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    1. I absolutely love the snow because Atlanta never gets snow.

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  9. Sounds like a great week- snow days are so fun!
    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  10. I've downhill skied in the past but after a traumatic bunny hill incident I stopped. I tried cross-country skiing this past weekend and I can't say I loved it unfortunately. Ice skating is more my style!

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    1. I'd love to try cross country skiing. I've heard it's much harder than downhill skiing. I need to test it out for myself.

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  11. Oh gosh I haven't gone skiiing since I was like, 8, and I was so terrible at it haha but I really want to try skiing again sometime soon! Maybe next winter!

    Logan @ Signed, Logan
    signedlogan.com

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    1. I'm definitely not the greatest skier. I definitely enjoy it though. :)

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  12. I haven't been skiing but I am so excited to try it one day!

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  13. Your trip sounds like so much fun! My family would always go to Salt Lake for Mardi Gras to ski, and Park City was one of my favorite places. I remember wiping out pretty good there though haha!

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    1. I'd love to go skiing during Mardi Gras. I'm sure some of the outfits were a little wacky.

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