Sunday, July 12, 2009

Blanding & New Mexico

To help cut costs at work everyone has to take an unpaid week off. I took mine last week (it happened to coincide with having the 3rd off in celebration of the 4th) so we had 10 days. We went down to Blanding to visit Jessica's sister Amy and her family for a week and then to Farmington, NM to visit Adam and Lisa.

We did a lot and it could be a ridiculously long post but instead you get a nice bullet list with a slideshow at the end:

  • Had our first head-splitting-open experience ever with our kids (It was Maya and luckily she didn't need stiches)

  • 4th of July Parade

  • Fireworks Show

  • Jessica ran the Blanding 5k

  • Mountain biking

  • Homemade ice cream

  • Swimming pool + high dive

  • Snow cones

  • Sprinklers, slip-n-slide, and water fight

  • Reading

  • Practicing spinning Poi balls

  • Wii

  • Lake Powell + ferry + 100 degree temps + small cliffs for jumping

  • A couple hikes to Native American Ruins

  • Board games

  • Lots of food

  • Evenings hanging in the backyard

  • Flying kites at the park

  • Four wheeling

  • Clay pigeons

  • Shooting handguns (my first time ever)

  • Flea markets + fry bread

  • Jacuzzi

  • More playing in the pool outside and waterfights

  • Movies

  • Playing at the lake

  • Kayaking at the lake

  • Remembering how to roll kayaks at the lake

  • Bocceball

  • Jacuzzi

  • Driving

Whew! It was an awesome trip. Enjoy the pics.