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34th birthday, Sundance and Bridal Veil Falls – Tuesday 18th October, 2011

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me!  34!!  Thirty flipping four years old!  It’s an outrage that I should be so handsome and young looking halfway into my thirties non?  That’s the thing about having Krishnan Genes, we age well!

I woke to the aroma of biscuits and gravy, cooked by Amy whilst I sat down to a decorated birthday table full of cards and presents.  I was very thankful to receive so  many lovely gifts, clothes, a funky BBQ book, a pukka watch from Pop (missed his card lots!) and put some birthday money towards my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet.  Oh yes.

Spoke to Mum and Kai via Skype which was cool and then we ventured out to go to Sundance, the Utah Ski resort owned by Robert Redford; only to find that our planned ski ride (they use the ski lifts in the summer for viewing pleasures!) was off because they’d closed the ski ride for the season in preparation for the coming winter.  Bummer!  Still, it was still amazing to have a look around the grounds, take in the breathtaking views of the mountains that were covered in autumnal trees that seemed to have an endless variation of coloured leaves.

Think my highlight was visiting Bridal Veil Falls.

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For lunch we met Amy’s sister Ashley and her Husband Shane at Texas Roadhouse; Lorraine had a steak and it was fun to see her submerged within a culture that I love so much.  Afterwards I hitched a lift back to Brad and Beccas with Shane and found out that he was also someone who lost a good chunk of their life to Diablo 1 and 2.  Roll on Diablo 3!!!!  TIME TO DIE!

My birthday evening was capped off by homemade Cherry pie and vanilla ice cream (thank you Becca) along with the traditional ‘Happy birthday’ song.  Bravo!  A fab birthday to remember!

Sub Zero Ice Cream

After bowling, Whitney,  Brett’s delightful young lady, suggested that we go to a place called ‘Sub Zero’ for some unique ice cream!

Sub Zero was like something out of Charlie and the Chocolate factory; they use liquid nitrogen to cryogenically fast-freeze their products.

I had the cherry flavour (no surprises there) but you could have absolutely anything you liked.

My verdict – Sub Zero, wins.

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Utah

It’s been almost 3 weeks since I got back from my most recent visit to the States; those dang locals would probably say that I’ve taken my “sweet time”‘ in writing this particular entry; and they’d probably be right!

My visit to Utah took place between the 14th-21st of June 2011; I already miss the beautiful sight of waking up to the mountains, long grassy hills and watching the crystaline lakes go by as we travelled up and down the highways from place to place.

It’s a very odd thing, hearing the sound of singing birds as you walk out of an airport terminal; but that was my first impression of Utah, and in reflection I think it is a very appropriate one too given the amount of wildlife that I saw during my time in the Salt Lake City area and surrounding cities like Provo and Saratoga Springs. Deer, Skunk, a multitude of different birds and the occasional mink farm which stank like an old people’s retirement home.

Provo – Utah

Saratoga Springs – Utah

Saratoga Springs – Utah

Out of all the States I’ve visited, it’s definitely the most chilled out and relaxed, and it has the scenic Walmart I’ve ever seen!