We had a fantastic anniversary!
Wednesday night we went to The Melting Pot
for some kick butt fondue.
For $45 (and you have to go after 9pm)
we got: salads, bottle of wine, cheese, & chocolate fondue!
we got there about 12 and went ahead and mountain biked!
we first did Rustler's Loop & then that wasn't enough for us,
so we did Horsethief Bench
total: 6.75 miles
i just couldn't get unclipped on my right & just fell over onto
all those stupid rocks. it hurt, but i was fine. but NOW my bruises are al gnarly looking. :)
view from trail
then we made sandwiches and rode more
me on some slickrock
PRETENDING to go down 3 foot drop off
cameron GOING down 3 foot drop off
wheelie drop 3 feet
we saw soooo many lizards, i love lizards
so by the end of this trail, we were pooped.
i felt like i tried a lot of new things, and even suprised myself.
(well i suprised cameron too by what i could do too)
so we went and got snow cones in town, and then headed to our campsite.
i thought the site looked so cool online, but don't worry,
it was right off the highway
and we could see McDonalds from the site.
someone was actually in our spot that we had reserved, but it turned out for the best, b/c they moved us a little farther from the highway with a view of the colorado river.
we were so tired and hot we just layed in the tent and ate chips and salsa and drank beer until the sun was further down. cameron was such a great hubby and put the tent up while i sat in the shade :) so nice so nice.
but as you see below, this was our "grill"
we made burgers and then played phase 10 (i kicked cameron's butt)
and we went to bed, we were so tired.
doesn't look so bad, but it HURTS.
the next morning we ate breakfast and headed for more Fruita mtb.
today we decided to try Joe's Ridge & Kessel's Run
total 5.5 miles
very steep on the sides and there was a rut in the middle of the trail
using our Joby Pod to take our pics
i walked, it was sooooo steep and scary
see, me walking.
then we changed, got snow cones,
and headed for Moab, UT
obviously it didnt work.
just some scenery along the "scenic byway" rt 128
colorado river to right
colorado river to right
we did a wine tasting and got a couple bottles.
it wasnt as cool as i thought,
but again we were driving, so we couldnt have tasted too many wines.
yummmm wine tasting
she told us to walk into the basement, and it was just this window that showed the big metal vats. there was one sign on the wall that talked about the winery. but it was so lame-o. but doesnt cameron look like some kind of serial killer in this pic?
*wine vats in background
then we made it to Moab, UT.
we stopped a bike/coffee shop to fuel our low energy.
then headed to the Sunflower Inn
huge bath tub
little snacks throughout the inn
free movie rental downstairs (we got the princess bride)
lots of games to play, we played boggle :)
free laundry (we had stinky mtb clothes)
and snacks to buy (klondike bars & popcorn for movie)
close walking to food
for fajitas, beer, & margs.
then the nect morning we headed to mountain bike
dun dun dun
total miles: 13
grunt factor: 10 tough roller coaster ride
techno factor: 10 very difficult, v steep ups and downs
fear factor: 10 very scary in spots
awesome. and cameron wanted to do this?
i love him right?
i can always walk right?
no big deal.
doesnt even look cool in the picture.
(as with most pictures we took, it was so much cooler in real life)
(so bare with us with all the photos)
cam's wheelie drop
see how his butt isnt even near the seat.
i had to walk this one. as with a lot of them.
he climbed all of these. he's crazy.
i mean this was so freaking steep i could hardly walk up it.
my feet started to hurt from walking
and we weren't even 1/2 way done.
cameron was having a blast though.
and he was helping me with my bike in tough spots.
the scenery looked like Mars
so we acted like we were on mars.
soooooo tired. still had several miles.
and we did it!!!!!
we made it back to town, had some great food, called our dads (fathers day)
then headed to our cabin.
our view from porch.
they were buzzing around cameron while he was reading on the porch
and then i went out there and they were still doing it.
they sound like a little machine :)
we were so tired.
we watched the satelite tv (sad i know)
and played cards
and made burgers on the grill
and went to bed.
now we're off to Arches National Park
"wow that thing is gonna fall on your head"
i'm soooo small
here we are by this rock
some more rocks
(for real, that's what it's called)
*the coolest ones you had to hike to, and by the end of the map
we had driven like 18 miles to see all these rocks and hiked several miles, we just couldnt go any further. so we skipped out on the famous famous ones, and took pics of these. ps it was like 90*+
cameron being weird.
after a 1 mile hike that showed us the same thing that we saw from where we were in the first place. bummer. it was a climb too.
i kept telling cameron to "get in that cave over there" and he kept saying no, until now :) and for some reason it was sooooo funny.
(i think i was delusional by this point)
so he did this
but we brushed it away dont worry
it will be so funny
so he did
liz acting dead