Part 4: Tuesday, April 3 – Wednesday April 4


This was a day off from skiing. Since Todd was having so much fun at the pool, Eric had the idea to check out an indoor pool in Salt Lake City. I did a Google search and found this place: the Fairmont Aquatic Center. As you can see, the ‘leisure pool’ has a water slide, although not for Todd (there is a height requirement). It was fast! The wading area is shallow, but it gets deeper toward the ‘current channel,’ around back. The current is fairly strong, actually! Todd isn’t a fan of splashy water features but he had fun clinging to me and having Eric pretend to be the ‘creature’ (i.e., from the Black Lagoon).

Fairmont Aquatic Center – April 3, 2018

After swimming, we had lunch at the Vertical Diner (mentioned in this post). Todd had a good appetite (no surprise). I think he actually took a bite of carrot stick, too.

The Vertical Diner – April 3, 2018

Back at the Cliff, after Todd’s nap (he says ‘our naps’), we swam yet again!


We skied on Chickadee, armed with plenty of jelly beans. Todd was a skiing machine. I don’t know how many runs we did, but the number was high!

Eric & Todd – April 4, 2018

We took our usual snack break at the Snowbird Center. Todd liked getting ‘yellow chips’ and animal crackers from the store.

Snack break at the Snowbird Center – April 4, 2018

After getting geared back up, we continued our routine (that started on our first ski day): visiting ‘the turtles’ (i.e., Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). He required some play time with the turtles each ski day before he was ready to head back out on the slopes.

Todd plays with the turtles – April 4, 2018

At the pool, Todd pretended to be Hulk. He knocked over safety cones, used his tough voice, and jumped into the water.