Thursday, April 17, 2008

THE Daniel Tosh Experience

For those of you who watch Comedy Central religiously you MUST know of Daniel Tosh. For those of you who don't you should YOUTUBE his name along with the word 'waverunner'. HILARIOUS!!

Jaron has liked Mr. Tosh since we first saw him on tv and as I was surfing the net one day I stumbled across his touring dates. What!? The University of Utah on the 11th of April!? The only trick would be keeping it a secret for a few days. I had to involve a few friends, which included some risk that my plan would be exposed, but none of our our friends blew it! I thought we were home free until we show up at my friend, Kim's house party. Our hubbys met and Kim's hubby didn't know it was a surprise and said,"So you're going to a comedy show after this?". NNOOOOOO! Ruined, all my hard work, ruined.

It turned out great though, Jaron was real surprised when he found out and that was the point. We got there at 9:40, the doors opened at 10:15 and we got fantastic seats (close, but not close enough for him to pick on us).

My abs were sore the next day, that's how funny he was. We got pictures with him afterward and it was a good ending to a crazy week.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Zion National Park

As promised, here are the pictures from Zion National Park, St. George-ish, UT. Jaron and I had SO much fun! We were there for 1 1/2 days, were rode our bikes and hiked and rock climbed a trail (it was intense). We planned to hike Angel's Landing, Weeping Rock and Lower Emerald Pool, I knew I wasn't going to last the whole day so we started with the hardest, Angel's Landing.

WOW! Where to being, the hike to get to the top did me in, I'm SO out of shape. Since neither of us had ever been there before we didn't know that we had made it, so we kept on hiking up the mountain. I wanted to turn back several times, I finally got my way when we asked a ranger how much further to Angel's Landing and he said a mile the OTHER direction. Down was SO much easier. The mouth to Angel's Landing is cool, you can see the chains bolted into the mountain just in case you fall; however, you can't see the end. It was SO worth it: climbing on the edge of a drop off, the slow kids, the stupid bottle-necks of people coming and going and the terrible photographers were all worth going through to get to the top.

We didn't get to Weeping Rock because I pansied out after the Emerald Pools, they were really good though. A real easy 2 mile round trip walk to three water falls and 'emerald' green rocks from the algae, hence the name Emerald Pools.