Tuesday, February 10, 2009

St. George

Hiking fun!

As many of you know, last week was my ten year anniversary! We are hoping to go on a big fancy trip later this year in honor of it, but decided we had to do something on the actual day. So, last Wednesday, we headed south to St. George. Did I mention we went WITHOUT the kids. We did. And we had so much fun! On the 5th, which is our anniversary, we decided to go hiking. I wasn't really dressed for hiking, but luckily I had my gym shoes in the car. We went to Snow Canyon and hiked some of the small easy hikes. Then we decided we were pretty tough and decided to try a difficult hike up an old volcano. Because who wouldn't want to do that? And then we couldn't find the trail head, so we decided to just get moving and hope to come across it. My husband kept telling me we were on some kind of trail, but I wasn't buying it. Needless to say, I got a great leg workout. It was steep! We survived. And honestly, the old volcano really wasn't THAT cool. Did I mention I got a great leg workout out of it? Yeah, and we found the trail head when we reached the top. It went down the back side of the mountain. But we parked on the front side...Aw...who needs a stinkin' trail anyway?

This was it--looking down into the volcano.

This was the trail we blazed. Well, some of it, anyway.

This shows how far we hiked. Can you see our ant sized car in there?

We also ate at a few fancy restaurants. I realized I am not a very fancy girl, except I do love strawberry daiquiris! (Virgin, of course!) I spilled drips of vinegar on the nice WHITE tablecloth at one of the restaurants. Then, when the waitress was telling me about one of the dishes she asked me if I liked oyster mushrooms. I responded that I don't eat seafood. Then I felt really DUMB, when they explained that they weren't seafood, they were mushrooms. I had no idea what half the items on the menu even were, with their fancy names and such. Not that I couldn't get used to it, but I guess it's been a very long time since I have eaten at a really nice restaurant. Or any restaurant for that matter, unless you count fast food with the kids. Which, it's been months since I've even done that. Anyway, it was fun to get all dressed up and go out.

We shopped til we dropped at the outlet stores. Matt was very patient. He hates shopping. I think he was mentally preparing himself for weeks for that one LONG shopping day. I love shopping.

We also had massages at a local spa and went to a movie. It was fantastic. A perfect little vacation.

Oh yeah, Matt also spoiled me with one of these!

I am still trying to figure out how to use all the features. It's a fun little thing!

Jaime Sig


Casey's trio said...

Sounds like a GREAT anniversary...glad you got spoiled with a little food, shopping, gifts and hiking:)

Jaysi said...

Wow, what a trip!! I love hiking too, but man it does do a number on your legs!! I am totally jealous of your new toy!

I love your restaurant story! Its good to know that if I ever have you over for dinner....your easy to please!!

Glad you had a great anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Hey, you didnt even mention getting dive bombed by the bat twice.


Michele said...

Yeah, congrats on your anniversary. That sounds like an awesome trip!

Straight to Your Hart said...

What a fun trip! Love Snow Canyon...and your gift.

Happy Anniversary!

Cecily R said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend your tenth! Happy Anniversary...congratualtions!

Rachael said...

oh wow, what a fantastic anniversary trip! happy 10 years!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Sounds like so much fun! I probably would have gotten lost without a trail! :)

Melissa said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time! Congrats on 10 years! That's quite an accomplishment.

Laura said...

Wow sounds like fun! I love hiking but totally understand the getting in over head part of it. Happens to me all the time.

As for fancy restaurants... I am not very adventurous in my eating so that makes it hard.

Love love love your gift. Happy Anniversary.

girlytwins said...

What an awesome day!!!

Haha. I would have thought oyster mushrooms were seafood too. :) LOL

And I think that picture of me with dark hair was two years ago. I am thinking about going dark again just a different hue :) I have a disease that makes me change my hair frequently :)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I'm DYING over the oyster mushrooms!!! "I don't eat seafood..." You are so funny!

It looks like an awesome hike. I have to hang a cookie at the end of a stick to get my husband to hike with me....lol!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Oh, I hope he never reads that!!!!

PS: Happy Anniversary!

Lana said...

Happy Anniversary you two! Sounds like a great little get-away!

justin and jaime wimmer family said...

Wow, that looked HArd, but worth it for the buff legs.. I laughed at you mushroom story. We need to get together and talk. Call me anytime and lets plan something..

* TONYA * said...

I saw your tweet on gno last night about going away alone. I tried to comment back, but of course my tweetchat crashed momentarily and by the time I logged back in, you tweet had flown off the page :)

It sounds like you had a fabulous time. Yay. I'm so happy for you. I'd love a vacation like that.

Jocasta said...

Wayne so wants one of those!

Happy Anniversary - sounds like a great trip

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

wow - looks like a great time!