When we lived in Utah we never appreciated all that this state has to offer. With its enormous mountains, dry summer heat, and family, this week we are trying to take advantage of all its beauty and adventure.
My sister, Jodi, and her family, residence of Utah, planned an adventure packed week for Pat and I. Jodi, knowing that Pat and I were being suffocated by our concrete jungle, has been amazing in giving us the polar opposite of what we experience in Utah, and we have only just been here for a few days!
On Saturday, Pat and I woke up at 4:30am in order to catch our 6:40 flight. During our two hour layover in Dallas, Pat and I walked all over the airport eating two days worth of food. We definitely were in vacation mode from the moment we left our apartment, but a layover has never been more fun.
Once arriving in Utah, we went straight to our first adventure...camping. For those that know me, you know I am not much of a camper. My idea of camping is rolling the window down in the car. However, NYC has changed me—I crave nature and being at one with it.
We spent Saturday night and all of Sunday enjoying dry heat, boat riding, tubing, wake boarding, sun bathing, star gazing, and gourmet cast iron meals.
Jodi's friends have a boat and were nice enough to take us out all day. Most of us really enjoyed being pulled around in a tube and being freaked out of our minds. I say most of us because I don't like that kind of thing. I am such a party pooper. Call me crazy, but I just don't get what is so fun about getting thrashed around on a freezing lake and having to hang on for dear life because you think you are going to die. Yet, of course my family peer pressured me into doing it a couple times, and once again it was solidified that tubing is just not my thing. I am so lame.
However, Pat loves all this stuff. He really enjoyed wake boarding (which I am always really impressed at how good he at it) and tubing. My poor husband married a wuss...I am sorry Pat!
|My two sis's, Jodi and Kim.|
|My niece, Julianna|
|Kim and Momma|
|My niece, Lyla|
|Stud Muffin, Pat|
|Jodi, Pat and Kim really enjoying themselves on the tube|
If the first 2 days of our trip are any indication of the fun that is going to be had during this vacation, we are in for a good ride!!!!!!!