Thursday, May 28, 2009

Day Trips


I am a fan of them, especially after our Moab trip. No long car ride, you can sleep in your own bed, and you get creative discovering nearby fun. You wouldn't know it by Eli's shirt, but these are two separate day trips the last two weekends. A couple weekends ago we went down to Provo. It helps that we are sentimental about the town where we spent so many years and met and dated; it's always a treat to go back. We rode bikes in Provo Canyon, stopping by Bridal Veil Falls and grilled hot dots and blew bubbles in the park. Afterwards we met friends for ice cream here, you must go if ever in Utah Valley. Can anyone say perfect day?



Memorial day started with me needing a good breakfast here and an impromptu visit to This Is The Place, much less crowded than the zooish zoo across the street which had people lined up an hour before opening. It was perfect for the boy, a big train takes you around to the stops in the village, one of which is a mini train ride, circling a pond with a family of geese and an amazing view. It also happened to be baby animal days and Eli had his fun petting and squishing (and throwing, yikes) the little animals, poor chick. Miracle of the day was that he finally rode a horse, he always chickens out last minute. And here's the marvelousness of day trips, we were back home by mid afternoon, in time for Brian to work some magic on the grill after a tiring visit to the pool. This was the highlight for Eli, we'd never seen him so excited and happy, constantly screaming and splashing. A fun getaway with no tears in the car or lost sleep at night.
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2 comments:

Over the moon said...

Hi there! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!! I'm so happy for you guys. Ok, so Emi is sitting here on my lap, and she saw those pictures and said "ELI! ELI! ELI! ELIIII!!" It was SO cute. Seriously need to get these two together again soon! Cute pictures ;0).

Love ya all!
Carrol

Grandma Corrales said...

Helena,
Your pictures are amazing! of course the subject matter is pretty amazing too. I'm glad to hear you and your family are doing such fun things together. What wonderful family memories you are creating.
Love you lots!