Two weekend's in a row we have had fun adventures. I don't know if we are stir crazy from three years in Omaha with nothing to do but school and shoveling snow, or if we are subconciously trying to enjoy this little window of time when we have jobs to pay for things, but no kids yet and a little bit of free time. Either way, we are having quite a lot of fun. This last weekend we headed down, with a bunch of friends, to southern Utah near Capitol Reef National Park, where our friend Bobby was nice enough to invite us to his Family's ranch.
This is Bobby:
This is his ranch:
So the first thing we did was drive on down the road and check out the park. It was beautiful. I love the way the rocks down there tower over you in these bright crazy colors. Trav pointed out that if you didn't know better, you could easily think that you were on some other continent or planet. True.
We all cooled of by splashing around in this waterfall:
Stewart had a harder time on account of his legs being six inches long:
After a nap and a shower we headed down the road to dinner at Diablo's
Don't be fooled by the name. It's heaven. The owners/chefs use lots of their own home-grown herbs and vegetables. Between the five of us we tried almost everything on the menu. So good.
Here are a few:
Some sort of Steak item (I am not good at names of meat):
and for dessert:
And the best best part was the view from our outside table:
You wuold think that after all that food and fun we would be spent for the night, but no...we still had things to do. You see, we had planned on making home-made strawberry ice cream, and despite the fact that we were stuffed and had each consumed a good 6,000 calories...we just couldn't give up the dream. "My gosh" you say, "How fat are these people?"...pretty fat my friends--pretty fat. So on the way home we stopped here:
to get the ingredients for our treats (I mean who could pass that place up?) Plus we had fun discussing chemestry trying to remember exactly how the whole salt ice freezing thing works. I love that stuff. Anyway, second dessert was delicious.
My friend Mandy and I had fun making the ice cream while the boys were out shooting rabbits. Gross, I know but they do love to shoot things. Don't worry, I don't have a picture of that , but I do have a picture of when they got the truck stuck in the mud while hunting bunnies. Silly boys
After a long full day, we were off to bed, and alas in the morning it was back to real life. We packed up and went home. Back to our jobs and our dirty apartment. We were still full of the excitement and fun and made several hopeful statements of the, "We should do stuff like this more often," variety. So who knows what fun lies ahead huh.