1st stop, SLC Airport: Bye-Bye Jerry! It was fun skiing and playing with you. See you next winter, if you don’t show up in Portland or Italy before that.
2nd stop: State Liquor Store: Utah is better than it used to be, but its still a weird wine selection and just like Italy, no rye whiskey to be had.
3rd stop LUNCH! Kevin picked the Red Iguana and it is a perfect Mexican joint!
Jeff picked a mole and our smart waiter Keith asked, “Did you pick a mole you love, or did you just go by the description?”
Jeff: “By the description.”
Keith: “Wait, I’ll bring you a taste of our seven mole sauces and you tell me which one you want.”
Me:”Hello! This is the way it should be done!” Seven mole sauces appear and are tasted and each one has a very fresh, distinctive flavor. I am not a mole expert so I couldn’t tell you which one was voted the favorite but it had that sweet-spicy yinyang that I really enjoy.
I’m avocado deprived living in Italy, so I needed to have some of that guacamole…and again it all tasted very fresh and clean.
After all these years of grumbling about the state of food affairs in Utah, we’ve found one place that is a total gem.
4th stop: Wal-Mart. Now, until yesterday I was a Wal-Mart virgin. I’ve seen the photos of people at Wal-Mart website, I ‘ve heard stories about the greeters and I have respect for them at least attempting to put in organic foods, but the overall experience was sort of ….meh…. The produce was pretty disappointing and I knew we were heading to Snider’s Meats so I ignored the meat section. I was awed by the size of the frozen food section and the Mexican ingredient section. The chili selection was superb, but all in all, not my first choice for food. And what is up the front door greeters carrying big, heavy canes? They had no interest in greeting me, but it was a little intimidating having these dudes with big canes hanging around the door. They pummel shoplifters without even a trial?
5th sop: Snider’s. Just a little freezer fill-in and a chance to say hello to Walt the butcher.
Now we are safely back in Snowbird, and there is actually some snow falling…so I’m going out to play!!