Monday, June 2, 2008

Zions/St. George

We had a great trip with Jon, Amy, Emily, Tim, and Claire this weekend. Unfortunately for us our camera battery was dead so we were reduced to taking photos with my blackberry. Surprisingly they don't look that bad.

The golf was amazing. Tim finagled a discount at The Ledges and although no one at the course confirmed it, I may have set a new course record for highest score.

We were a little late coming back from golfing, and because we hadn't been getting cell phone service, we weren't able to call until we were back in St. George. Apparently the girls were complaining a little about our being late for babysitting duty (didn't Claire deserve a pedicure too?), and one of the classier nail girls picked up on it. She explained to our wives that:

A: We were clearly lying about not getting cell service, and

B: Her man knew how to treat a woman. He was always knowing which flavor of Monster Energy drink to surprise her with, and as the girls were getting their nails done he even brought her a diet Pepsi being held by a stuffed koala. Touche'.

Claire still feeling a little angry she didn't get her nails done.

Pre-hike planning meeting prior to hiking Emerald Gardens

"Beautiful" Emerald Pools (I'm not great on colors but is that Emerald?).

Kristin who as many of you know is afraid of heights, made it up Angel's Landing along with Amy and I (and in record time). She got a little nervous but really pushed through it. The hike climbs 1500 ft over 2.5 miles and gets pretty airy toward the end where you have to hold on to chains. She was pretty excited to have made it to the top. I was proud of her.

On top we met a young couple from Germany (not pictured). They told us all about their trip to Vegas. Kristin taught them the word skanky as they were trying to describe some girls they saw at a club. That's my little diplomat.

Lodging: $150

Park Admission: $25

Having your zipper down in your "top of the mountain photograph" on top of Angel's Landing: priceless.


Amy said...

Craig, that crap is funny. You get the trip's "most memorable picture" award. Kris, I'm proud of us that we got to the top. Those Germans probably thought we were polygamists.

paul said...

One of my favorite hikes ever. Just short enough to do quickly, just sketchy enough to make you think.

And that fantastic view.

EMILY said...

Funny! Thanks for the great trip, it was so good to get to know you (Craig) better. Proud of you guys for making it to the top!

Cory, Jenna and Calvin Broadbent said...

That nail technician is a lucky lady. I knew Cory and I were meant to be when he bought me a felt rose from the gas station that had been doused in Drakkar Noir.

The trip looked like fun. Next time I hope you realize Phoenix is only just a few hours to the south. We'd be waiting with open arms.

Craig said...

Jenna you just made my day with the mention of Drakkar Noir. We had a good run in 1988. Those girls in their pegged girbauds never stood a chance.

We do need to get back to Phoenix that was a fun trip.

JayMoo and Stephoin said...

Dude, Craig...don't pretend you haven't pulled the zipper down trick before. You are always playing hotdog vendor in any photo op you can get.

Nice work Kristin. Angel's Landing is serious business. Last time I hiked it, I yelled nearly every UHF quote I could think of for the echo effect. I can be entertained by echos for hours.

Whitney said...

i am still laughing about the koala diet pepsi and the zipper down on top of the mountain. oh and kristin teaching germans slang words. you two are hilarious!

Chelsea H. Taylor said...

kristin has a history of teaching slang to germans, insomuch as singing aerosmith songs on a bus with them.

miss you guys.

Heather Anderson said...

That sounds like a blast wish we were there too...very funny photo with zipper down.