Saturday, August 18, 2012

Party in the USA!


 As you have noticed there have been no blog updates recently, that is because I was having a blast in the US for the last few weeks.  So here is the story!

 
 On the way over I got bumped up to first class! This was the first time it happened to me and it was awesome.  The chair folds out into a bed, they have nice food, and a super big  nice bathroom with windows!

 
One of the things that is great about America is water fountains, this one in the Salt Lake airport even had a water bottle refill option! Very cool.

 Most of the time we were in Twin Falls Idaho.  Twin Falls is a great place, very beautiful.  The Snake River Canyon is always a treat to see.

 We went Jet Skiing a lot, it was a lot of fun but it left my hands sunburned!  I had a rash guard shirt on and I forgot to put sunscreen on my hands. It was well worth it though. The best day of jet skiing was down at Thousand Springs.  My friend Bryant and his wife and sister came, it was a lot of fun.  
 In a visit to Pocatello I got a tour of the fire burned area.  66 homes were burned, this is the remains of one of them.  Only a fireplace.  Pretty sad.

  
In Salt Lake I got to see the new City Creek mall, it was really nice!  1.5 billion well spent, hopefully.

 

After seeing family, the food was the main highlight.  I got to see a lot of my Mom's family at a wedding and my Dad's family at a family reunion.  And our entire family was together (except Maris, we missed you!) for the first time in a very long time.  It was pretty awesome.  This is Jake enjoying a jug of home made root beet at a family reunion, I had about 4 or 5 cups, it was so good.  

 We went to both 9 beans and Cafe Rio, both are good and both serve large burritos.

 Super good chocolate cookies with a vanilla frosting on top at the family reunion.

 Jake's birthday cake was just as good as it looks, made by Lynne and Jeff.

 Peking take out, I love Chinese food.

 And of course a trip to the US wouldn't be complete without a visit to McDonalds!

 I had the double quarter pounder with cheese, 740 calories of pure bliss

 The last stop was the Cheese Cake Factory in Salt Lake on my Dad's birthday.

All in all it was a fantastic trip, can't wait until next time





1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you got bumped up to first class! fun! we've only flown once on first class, can't remember why, but it was awesome. so you got home okay? you are really on top of things to have a blog post about your trip so fast. I still haven't downloaded my pics yet from our cameras. too daunting of a task...you've left out the best picture of the trip--in the water at sligers! :)

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