Spring Break 2012, this is a week my wife and I kind of have a "love/hate" relationship with each year. On one hand, it's GREAT! The days are starting to warm up, we have a little more daylight, it's a great opportunity to spend time with our boys and a great time to work in a quick vacation. On the other hand, there's often a lot of..."mommy/daddy I'm bored!" "Can we do this, can we do that?" It's really no break for my wife as she's left entertaining both boys much of the day while I'm at work.
This year, it's different for us. During our 12 years of marriage we've lived in Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina and now Utah and I must say Utah is the big winner when it comes to things to do. You might say it's because we're new to the area but I disagree. Many of the things we've been doing this week are things we've already done before and are returning to do this week.
Monday's stop, Hogle Zoo. What a GREAT zoo right in the middle of Salt Lake City. It's not just the variety of animals you see that makes the zoo great but it's the accessability to those animals. You can get up close with giraffes, elephants and monkeys. It's a great place where you can EASILY fill a day and an annual pass will pay for itself in just a couple of visits. Check out their website
for more information.
Tuesday, we hit The Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. I'd never been there but it's FANTASTIC! You can pet manta rays and starfish, there are penguins, sea otters and even a 13 ft. anaconda!! We stuck around to watch them feed the sharks and it was GREAT! You can learn more about the aquarium on their website
Wednesday we went to the Salomon Center in Ogden to check out Ifly. Have you ever wanted to sky dive but are afraid to jump from a perfectly good airplane?! Ifly is the place for you. Basically it's a giant wind tunnel which allow you to simulate sky diving. It's amazing and one of only a few places in the United States where you can do it. My 7-year-old son loved it but they told us they've had kids as young as 3 and adults as old as 90 try it out. Their website
has everything you need to know before you take flight. Take it from me, it's worth the trip and the money.
The point I'm trying to make, if you're bored in Utah you're not looking very hard for something to do. Not to mention the Utah Blaze
and Salt Lake City Bees
are in action right now and of course the Utah Jazz
for you sports fans.
Have a great spring, summer is just around the corner. Thanks for reading, don't forget to follow me on Twitter