Saturday, August 8, 2009

How We Do

This is going to be somewhat random, but I just wanted to share a few pics from some of my highlights of the summer. I'm trying to keep my posts short and sweet so I don't get overwhelmed by all the missed events. :)

This is from our trip to Washington for Memorial Day Weekend. We decided to take the canoe out on the creek behind our house. I had never actually done this before and it was SO fun!! We had a BLAST! We even went twice it was so fun. Katie was so scared the whole time due to the Beehive kayaking accident she had when she almost drowned a few years ago. Actually I guess it's been more like 5 years. We were so proud of her for coming with us! Even if she did scream the whole first 10 minutes ;)

Anyway, this is a picture of us going through the grass. I know you can't tell, but we actually WERE on a creek, it was just more fun/adventurous to get stuck in the grass.

And this one is of Eric and I 4-wheeling with the Breadys a few weeks ago. We went last weekend too, but we didn't actually get any pictures that time. I LOVE 4-wheeling!! I'm so glad the Breadys are nice enough (and close enough) to take us with them, even though I ride passenger most of the time.

OK, story time! Eric broke my car!! :( This picture is from our trip to Moab. A few weeks before that trip, we went camping in the San Rafael Swell and hiked Little Wildhorse Canyon/played in Goblin Valley. When we got there on Friday night, we pulled off the road to camp. When I say we pulled off the road, I mean we pulled off the dirt road into the "wilderness" to find an existing fire pit to use for our campsite. I had done this my freshman year of college, but couldn't really remember what exactly we had done. Anyway, we realized very quickly that we had pulled off the road too early. There had been TONS of rain in Utah for the 2 or 3 weeks previous to our trip so there were lots of washes and ditches in the sandy dirt. As we were making our way back to the road (mind you, it was nearly dark), Eric totally hit a ditch and we bottomed out in it! I was so scared! (I even let a bad word slip from my mouth, but let's not dwell on that). Luckily we were going fast enough to get back up out of it and not get stuck, but it was bad. The car appeared to be fine. That is, until we got to Moab. Eric got the oil changed in my car the day we left and they re-filled the washer fluid there too because I was out. As we were on our way to Moab, we tried to use the washer fluid but it was still empty! We made a few comments about the stupid guys that work at Jiffy Lube that can't even remember to fill the washer fluid. No worries, we'll just stop and buy some at the gas station. Well, as Eric was pouring it in, he was simultaneously getting splashed on his feet. The washer fluid was going in one end and out the other! After a few minutes of investigation, we realized that it had broken when Eric hit the ditch at Little Wild Horse. Sad day, and I have YET to get it fixed. :(

Us at the end of the trail by Delicate Arch. We asked someone to take our picture. Apparently he didn't realize that the most important part of the background was the actual arch we had hiked to see. :)

And last but not least, I have recently discovered the joys of shooting a gun! OK those who know me well are probably freaking out at the thought of me having  REAL gun in my hands. But don't worry, this experience was incidence free! Even with me along! I actually really enjoyed myself. I preferred the 22 with the scope on it to the shotgun that kicked back so hard my shoulder was bruised and I had an instant headache. Plus, let's be honest, without the marks in the middle of a scope telling me where my shot was going to hit, there was no way in the world I would have ever hit anything with the shotgun. Clay pidgeons are just not my thing. Baby steps. I'll get there someday. Eric says he wants a handgun for Christmas. Yeah, and I want to go on a $10k shopping spree. Not gonna happen. Sorry! :)