So the next morning we had more excellent campfire cooking, compliments of Chef Messie! :) Then we packed up and the Rigby crew (Essie, Nathan, Blaine & Chantel) headed home. Hunter and I took the RC trucks for a walk and then took a drive of our own through the mountains. It is absolutely gorgeous in the Uintahs, and spring has arrived early this year. Here are a few of our favorite shots:And, my personal favorite:
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
We had a great time. I am always in awe when I witness such amazing talent, and I'm grateful when people are willing to share their gifts for our benefit. Yay.
So the next day Hunter and I were both so tired of having allergies. This spring has been especially brutal...we are constantly sneezing. Let me tell you how cool it is when you sneeze while wearing a riding helmet...yikes. Not only do I have to clean the inside of the visor as well as the outside, but Hunter is always appreciative of the high pitched ACHOO in his headphones. Anyway, you get the idea. So we decided that since we weren't riding that day it would be a good time to try out some allergy medication. Which brings me to another topic.
Ya, so me and allergy medication have a love-hate relationship. I love to be allergy-free, but I hate the side-effects. I have tried all kinds of allergy meds with pretty much the same result: I'm a zombie. If I can, I will sleep for hours after the medicine kicks in. If I absolutely cannot sleep (i.e. someone is holding my eyelids open), I'm in a fog. I feel like a zombie that is sleepwalking. I want to drop down on the spot and submit to peaceful oblivion. It's brutal, and I detest it so the allergies have to be pretty bad before I will even consider meds.
So we both took allergy meds. Hunter, fortunately, is not cursed with instant zombiness the moment he glances at a package of medicine that barely suggests the possibility of drowsiness. And since we were not in the city, he wanted to be outside enjoying the clean air and solitude. We had taken our RC trucks with us, so we decided to take them for a walk. He had the Land Rover and I had the Hummer, and we headed out. We walked through the wash behind the house, and by the time we reached the bridge I was officially in Stage 3 sleep. Alpha waves and everything. Of course, H thought I was still awake because I was walking, and would respond when spoken to. But I was definitely somewhere else!! We walked to the Henrieville Reservoir, which turned out to be quite a journey. By the time we returned to the house we were both famished, exhausted, and dying of thirst. Our little walk had turned out to be a three hour hike of sorts, and I was pretty proud of myself! Of course, after eating lunch I promptly zonked out for the rest of the afternoon but hey, I earned it! During our walk the clouds came in and we got a teeny bit of rain. Here's some pics of the sky:
On Sunday we returned home, and we had to head out early to beat the storm. We rode through some of the most incredible terrain; it was absolutely breathtaking. We took Hwy 12 through Escalante and over Boulder Mtn into Torrey. From there we went thru Bicknell and up thru Fremont. Then on to Huntington, and Huntington Canyon, Fairview Canyon, Spanish Fork Canyon, and home. It was a gorgeous, stunning ride that we will definitely do again! These pics don't even come close to doing it justice, but I have to share them anyway:
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Did you notice the new item below the ABC slides? Since I know you are anxiously awaiting sordid details of our uber-exciting adventures, I am pleased to announce that we have added a new feature. Yes it's true, you can receive email notification whenever we add a new post to the blog! Woohoo! Merry Christmas! Good times will be had by all. Or something like that, anyway.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday morning we dragged ourselves out of bed and encountered a dilemma. What were we supposed to do with our bulky riding gear during the airshow? With temps in the 90s, wearing it all day was out of the question…we'd have heat stroke for sure!! Carrying it wouldn't be any better, and if we left it with the bike we may as well attach a sign that says "Free to a Good Home". We could fit our jackets in the trunk, but the riding pants were a lost cause. After consideration, debate, tears and bloodshed we made the executive decision to nix the riding pants. So, we hit the road wearing helmets, gloves, riding jackets…and shorts. Ya, I was really praying the road didn't hit back.
We arrived at Monument Valley about 2 1/2 hours later with plenty of bug guts on our knees. Yikes!! I sure didn't think about that before we left! The venue was amazing. The crowd was limited to 5000 people, and we were on the side of a mountain. The air races actually took place in the valley below, so we didn't have to crane our necks to see the planes. The pilots raced thru a series of pylons while performing aerobatic stunts at exhilerating speeds. It was absolutely phenomenal. Here are a few of our photos:
This was seriously the coolest event ever!! We hope they do this again next year, and if so we're taking all of you guys. This definitely should not be missed!!!After another 2 1/2 hr ride, we returned to Moab exhausted, famished and sunburned. Ya, remember how we wore shorts? Our white legs are now lobster red. Especially Hunter's. I have a red stripe just above my knee that is pretty angry about life, and Hunter has two legs matching this description. He has a sunburn of death...it's awful!! I'm whining and wimpering about my poor miserable stripe and he occasionally mentions his 'uncomfortable' legs. How does this poor guy put up with me?? I do not know, but I'm sure glad he does!
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
It was also cute to see his cousins interacting with him. Kazie wanted to hold him all the time, and kept giving him kisses. For some reason, it cracks me up how toddlers are so fascinated with babies. It's funny because hello, they are babies themselves! And I swear it was only a few minutes ago that they were the same age.
Anyway, my buddies are so cute. Ayden, Kazie and the twins (Kenzie & Kasia) are all turning two this month! We had a joint bday party for them, but unfortunately the twins had the flu and couldn't attend. I made alphabet books for each of my sisters' families, and gave them to the two year olds (refer to slides in sidebar). They loved them! And I love seeing the little guys read.
After spending the weekend with the cute kids, I returned home to the cutest one of all...my hubby! He is definitely a kid at heart, and I love that about him. He is my sweetheart. :)