A Girl’s Gotta Eat – Hello Ruth’s Diner

We have been so many places in the last month I cannot even keep up.  And poor Suki has not been able to go anywhere.  Don’t worry about her though. We are planning a puppy vacation just for her.

However, a couple of weeks ago we got in our car and drove to Salt Lake City, Utah.  It is a familiar trip for us but we always find something different to do.  On this trip we decided to try a new restaurant.  Ok, it’s not new but it is new to us.  Neither of us had been there before so we wanted to give it a try.  Ruth’s Diner is in Emigration Canyon, just 10 minutes from Downtown. 

Of course our main reason for going was to get into another canyon to see the autumn leaves.  Emigration Canyon was full of Autumn leaves, but our attention was turned directly to the food once it reached the table. (We were hungry!)  First off, they start you out with giant biscuits.  I think they call them Mile High Biscuits.  A good name because they are pretty big and tall. They could call them mountains of yumminess.  Then my Meatloaf Hamburger came out. Delicious! Kirk had a Caprese Sandwich. That was good as well.  I guess we should thank our waitress for the great recommendations. We ate out on the patio and it was just a really nice experience.

The restaurant itself is a trolley car from the 1930’s.  We had so much fun and really enjoyed our meals.  Oh wait!  I can’t forget to tell you about the onion rings. Mmmmm!  I loved them so much I got an order to go.

A Ride through Sundance and the Alpine Loop

We just cannot get enough of the Autumn Leaves. So we ventured north up Provo Canyon to Sundance and the Alpine Loop.  More leaves, more colors again. Such a beautiful, fun day. I am going to let the pictures do all the talking.

Autumn ATV Ride on Monroe Mountain

Where is Monroe Mountain you may be asking? It is near Koosharem, Utah, a small town in south-central Utah.  If you want to see the aspen leaves at autumn time, this is a beautiful place to go.  Every turn of the road we saw more colors and even a few deer and elk.  Here is the fun story of our adventure:

After our Fish Lake experience, we drove over to Koosharem, one of the cutest towns I have visited. There is a little store with the post office right there inside. It really takes you back in time.  There is also a little cafe that has good eats for just that hometown/home cooking feeling.  We stopped at the store and picked up a loaf of bread and some peanut butter for sandwiches for when we finally made it to our camp:)

Then we headed up the mountain.  At the bottom the scenery is not that great.  But the higher you go, the more you will see.  The leaves started changing.  There were golds, oranges and reds in abundance!  The pines and quaking aspen were so magnificent.  I could hardly believe the scenery around me.  I know I am pretty lucky to get to witness all the beauty I have been seeing in my adventures.

When we finally reached camp, we were exhausted. Napping was priority on our list!  When we were done napping, we took off to hear the elk bugle.  A beautiful sound!  Then back to camp.  Just in time for hotdogs over a fire followed by s’mores.  (We ate well.)  It was so peaceful and the stars are so bright away from the city lights.  We had a great evening before we finally turned in.

The next morning we took off on a four-wheeler ride.  There were so many beautiful sights to see. And mud puddles to drive through, probably the best part about four wheeling. More leaves and more fun. Just a fun-filled day for everyone. (That was a rhyme and I didn’t even plan it that way)