On April 2, 2012 Dave and I celebrated our two year anniversary. We both can't beleive that two years have already gone by. To celebrate we took a little trip to Salt Lake City. We spent the day at City Creek which is a brand new outdoor mall right in the heart of downtown.
It is really a beautiful mall and they actually built a creek that runs through it, hence the name City Creek.
The mall stretches for several blocks downtown in the midst of office buildings and Temple Square. It has a retractable glass roof too which is nice given inclement weather. The only downside to the roof being closed is that with the creek it creates humid air in the walkways and stores. I cannot stand humidity, so it bothered me but I'm sure most people are fine with it. The mall has several upscale stores like Tiffanys and Rolex and things that are so fancy I've never even heard of them. It does have some more affordable stores too though like H&M and Forever 21. I got a couple of new shirts as my anniversary gift which was fun.
There were tons of people there because it opened only a week before we went but also because it was General Conference weekend. Despite the crowds, we had a great time and enjoyed going some place new. There is also a really big food court with some unique choices. We decided to treat ourselves and go to the Cheesecake Factory which is now part of City Creek. As always, it was delicious!
After we explored City Creek we walked across the street to the temple to walk around the temple grounds and reminisce about our wedding day there. It was fun to remember where we came out of the temple for the first time as a married couple and where we took pictures. We are so grateful for the blessings of a temple marriage.
I purchased a Living Social deal for a bed and breakfast in Salt Lake City for us to stay in that evening. It is a charming old house called Haxton Manor that has been restored and converted into a bed an breakfast. The room was beautiful and we really enjoyed our time there.
Of course my favorite part was the enormous jacuzzi bathtub. I just love taking bubble baths!
We had a nice relaxing stay after a long day of walking. The breakfast in the morning was so so, mostly because we are picky eaters. One thing I really liked though that I hadn't seen before was a fruit cup with sherbet under the fruit; very tasty. Although we didn't go too far from home, we had a great weekend just spending time together and having fun.