Happy Monday to you!
Yesterday I mentioned that our fun on Saturday didn’t end with the Tulip Festival. After hanging out at home for about an hour, we headed back out for a night on the town! We had a dinner date planned and a Utah Jazz basketball game to get to, both of which are in downtown Salt Lake.
We live about 45 minutes outside of Salt Lake, so when one of our friends suggested taking TRAX (our public transportation system), we were down! Neither of us have ever even been on TRAX before, so we were kind of excited to see what it was all about. Not to mention we both grew up in the Phoenix area where public transportation is pretty minimal. We drove to the nearest TRAX station, bought our tickets, and hopped on the train for a ride to our next destination.
I’ve always been intimidated by public transportation, but riding TRAX really couldn’t have been simpler. We also enjoyed not having to worry about parking downtown which is always a pain. It was an overall success and we definitely plan on using TRAX again when we head downtown in the future!
We decided on Z’Tejas, a southwestern grill, for dinner. It was right down the street from the arena, so it worked out perfectly. We had about a half hour wait so we enjoyed the beautiful weather outside and people watched. Both Cody and I are always amazed at what people choose to wear these days. Ha! As I was sitting there, I realized that we were sitting right across the street from Kodiak Cakes Bakery!
Of course I had to go buy some of their amazing pancake mix!
I also managed to walk out with a couple cookies for Cody and me. We decided that dessert before dinner was totally acceptable that night. I got a peanut butter milk chocolate cookie, which I cannot even explain in words how incredible it was. I think I even have to go as far as to say that it’s the best cookie I have ever had in my entire life. It was thick, dense, had a perfectly soft center with crispy edges, and just all around amazing.
We finally got seated which was a good thing because “Crabby Ashley” was about to come out if it didn’t happen soon. They served us their complimentary homemade cornbread with honey butter while we looked through the menu. Yum!
After a lot of going back and forth between fajitas, fish tacos, and their chicken avocado sandwich, I finally decided on the chicken avocado sandwich. The side of sweet potato fries may or may not have had an impact on my decision. I ate the sandwich open faced and left half of the bun and finished off about half of my sweet potato fries. Cody gladly finished them off for me.
We walked over to the arena after dinner just a few minutes before the game started. Both of us aren’t huge Utah Jazz fans since we’re from Arizona, but we both love basketball so it’s always fun to go to the games.
During half time there was a group called “The Green Man Group” from Utah Valley University that performed. They played the drums and did a great job! I was super impressed and really enjoyed their performance.
We left a little early because it was way past our bedtime (remember I’m a grandma), and we still had quite a trek home. Cody found out that the Jazz won in overtime though!
It was such a fun night! We enjoyed being able to do a few things that we don’t normally do and spend time with each other just the two of us.
Have a great day!
P.S. The winners of the NuNaturals giveaway are Brittany @ Delights and Delectables, Renata, Shaunna Ulrick, & Beatrice. Congratulations! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and shipping information.
- What did you do this weekend?
- Do you use public transportation regularly?
- Do you like going to live sports’ events? If so, what is your favorite sport to watch?