Day 20 – Salt Lake City

Sandy and I planned to be a bit more active today. We left the house around 9 am, cruised by Starbucks, then ran a few errands that she needed to take care of. The main attraction of today was our early lunch at a place called Cafe Madrid, a Spanish cafe in the Cottonwood Heights area.

First of all, it looks like it’s a little masia out in the Spanish countryside. We got there right when it opened at 11 am, but hot tip, they can’t serve alcohol until 11:30 am so, unfortunately, the timing was a bit off through our appetizer of chicken & ham croquettas served with a creamy roquefort sauce. Oh my goodness, delicious. But we were sitting outside, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Here I am.


Our bocadillos de jamon serrano y chorizo arrived, but we wanted to wait until our sangria also arrived. Finally, it was time!

This meal was really, really good. It may seem simple, but we just loved having a taste of Spain. For dessert, I had flan and Sandy had a lemon mousse with walnuts and honey. The sangria was perfectly cold, refreshing, and fruity. Wow! Big thumbs up. Here we are after the meal.


After lunch, we were very full, and it was very hot, so we chose to go home, but then we walked down to the Holiday gas station to rent a couple movies from Redbox. We came home and watched the first movie, The Favourite. I had heard of this movie, and of course, Olivia Colman won an Oscar, but as a rule, I don’t like period pieces, and I should have stuck with that tenet. The acting was great, but I didn’t love the story.

Somehow, we were hungry again around 7:30 pm, so we went to dinner with MT to a local favorite, the Copper Creek Pub. My choice of fish & chips (the fish was salmon) was okay, but I probably won’t order it again. After dinner, we did go for a walk at one of Sandy & MT’s usual places, the perimeter around the rec center. It was actually a nice walk, and the temperature was really lovely. Sandy & MT only had on flip-flops so we cut the walk a little short, then headed to Ream’s for a little treat: ice cream for MT, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for me & Sandy.

Back at home, Sandy & I put in the 2nd movie, The Wife. I like the author who wrote the book the movie is based on, Meg Wolitzer, and the movie was done well. It’s a tragic story, but it was really good.

Tomorrow’s firm plan is to go to Provo to an open reading that I found in the evening. The rest is still up in the air. Until then!

One Comment Add yours

  1. josefa wann says:

    Jealous 🙂

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