Sunday, September 20, 2015

Utah Weekend - The Lantern Fest

After we were finished ziplining we headed back down the canyon and met Ashley at Wild Zucchini for dinner.  This was my first time trying it and it was good - owned by the Cafe Rio people but I prefer Cafe Rio!

From there we drove 1 1/2 hours out to Grantsville which is in the middle of no where to go to the Lantern Fest. It was out in the salt flats.   It was so cool.  Between 5,000 and 6,000 people setting off floating lanterns all at the same time.

When you checked in they gave you a paper lantern, a stick for roasting marshmallows and a box with S'more ingredients.  They had firepits set up all over the place and tiki torches for light.  There was a band playing music and dancing.

We  thought they were settintg off the lanterns at ten but when we arrived at about 8:40 they announced they were setting them off at 9:00 pm so we were glad we made it in time!

Lighting them was a bit tricky as there was some wind.

It was truly magical.    They even played the Tangled movie music when the lanterns were going up!

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