Saturday, July 18, 2009


The hubby and I had gone out last weekend to dinner and a movies with a stroll thru the Gateway Center downtown. It was a very pleasant evening. We had such a good time we thought we would try something else. We read about the free Twilight Concert Series downtown at the Gallivan Center. So, we made plans to attend. I picked the hubby after he got off work and when and had a dinner. We went to a pizza/Italianish place not far from the center and had a wonderful dinner. I had the roasted polenta with cheese and a roasted green chili sitting in a red pepper reduction. All I can say about this is it was wonderful. I would go back just for that.

After dinner the hubby had to have the closest parking space available to the center. So, we drove around a bit and found one in front of a coffee shop. The first space we parked in the meter didn't work so we didn't really want to leave until the free parking time started at 6pm. So, we had time to kill so we decided to buy us a blended ice coffee and sit outside on the street waiting for 6. We had about twenty minutes of waiting. While we waited we noticed this old water tower sticking out next the steel and glass building. The hubby really thought it was interesting and I thought I would share it with you too. Soon after I took this photo a space came available where the meter worked so the hubby went and moved the car to the new spot.

It was kind of interesting to sit there on a busy street and watch the rush hour traffic drive by. We don't live near downtown but we both really like the downtown atmosphere. We like the ability to step out and walk around with a variety of restaurants and cultural events.

We walked over to the venue and walked around a little thinking we should have brought our folding chairs. We didn't realize you had to bring your own chair. We were lucky enough to find a bench under a tree to listen to the music. It was not near the stage and we could not see the band at all. But, we had a great view of all the people who came down to watch and listen to the band. We thought the event started at 6ish but what we found out that it does not start until 7:00. The band was good but the real entertainment was the people. It didn't realize the mixture of demographics that live in good old Utah. I have been out of touch. The photo below was the normal group. I would have shown you some others but the battery in the camera had gone dead and I couldn't take any of the more colorful groupies.
We left around 8:30 and wondered some more downtown then went home to prepare for the next day. It was nice to be out and spend time with my hubby rather than just hang out at home. I will try to organize other things for us to do. Date night with the hubby has been really nice and gives us time where we can talk without the TV in the way.

Remember to bring a little Life in Celebration into your life.

1 comment:

  1. I love this kind of evening too...especially in unfamiliar surroundings. The old tower next to all the glass and steel makes a good metaphor for excessive use of our environment.

    Marshall Tucker ....yeayuh Dottie !!! That's the stuff!!!!!