Friday, March 30, 2012

1 Year Anniversary in Vegas

To celebrate our 1st year together Josh and I went to Vegas and stayed at the beautiful Bellagio!

[View from the room]

We relaxed [me taking a bubble bath],

gambled and ate cheesecake at the Mirage,

went to dinner and had HUGE Margaritas at Kauhunaville,

saw the Cirque du Soleil show Mystere,

and ate at the Hash House!

The trip was a quick and busy one but we had a blast!

Happy Anniversary to us!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Utah Trips

I love to travel. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Anyways, I've been living in Utah for almost 9 years now and I hope to leave someday. I don't know when and I don't know if "someday" will ever come but I can hope, right?

So, I need to see Utah. As an archaeologist I hike for a living so it is really hard to motivate myself to get out and see Utah when all I want to do on the weekends is rest. Plus, i get to see a lot of Utah when I am out hiking for my job, but I haven't done/seen a lot of the "touristy" things in the state. Sure, I've been off the beaten path and I've discovered amazing things that very few people will ever see or know about, but I've never been to Canyonlands or Capital Reef or Fremont Indian State Park or Hovenweep! Geeze. Does this make me a bad archaeologist?

Because of this I have come up with a list of places in Utah (and the 4 corners area) that I must see before I leave this beautiful place:

Places include:

Utah: Hole in the Rock, Blanding, Boulder, Bluff, Horseshoe Canyon, Barrier Canyon, Zion (been there a few times but need to go back), Monument Valley, Newspaper Rock, Cedar Mesa, Goblin Valley, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Anasazi State Park, Fremont Indian State Park

New Mexico: Aztec and Chaco Canyon

Colorado: Mesa Verde and Hovenweep

I do know that some of these are large trips that will take planning and a lot of time but we will start small. This weekend Josh and I are heading to Fremont Indian State Park.

It's a start!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Babe is on the Move!

The kid is walking! What a stud!

Yes, he really is that cute : )

*Pictures taken on my Droid

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thunder Over Utah

On March 17, Josh and I went to The Thunder Over Utah Air Show in St. George!

I remember going to air shows when I was a kid at the El Toro Base in CA, so when I heard about the air show coming to Utah I knew I had to get tickets! Plus, Josh had never seen an air show so this was a great opportunity.

We left Cedar early and arrived at the airport in St George at about 10 AM.

The show wasn't scheduled to start until noon so we spent a few hours walking around, looking at planes, and finding our seats.

Walk Around
[Blue Angels]

[We found killer seats right in front of the F-22s. Super sweet!]

[The crowd]

[Getting ready for the show!]

WWII Battle Reenactment:
The show started with a WWII Battle. They had real tanks and air support from old P-52D Mustangs.

F-22 Raptor:
The show had a huge opener: An F-22 Raptor!

I couldn't believe how fast and loud this guy was!

I'm sure the pilot had a great time showing off in the most advanced jet in the world!

P-52D Mustangs:
These WWII jets were so fun to watch!

After the Raptor and the Mustangs performed separately they did a few flybys together. It was so cool to see the most powerful jet at the time of WWII and the most powerful jet today flying together.

Classic Cars:
After the Mustang and the F-22 were done performing, Josh and I walked around the airport and checked out some classic cars that were on display.

USMC MV-22 Osprey:
Next, we had a demonstration from the Osprey.

I wasn't too impressed with the wingwalker but, it was okay.

Before the Blue Angels came out I went and got us some snacks!

Cute huh?!

Blue Angels:
This was the performance that I had been waiting for!

The Blue Angels were just like I had remembered them! They were so fun and crazy! Did you know that when they are in formation they are only flying 18 inches, INCHES apart?! So, so amazing!

Overall the air show was a blast!