Saturday, September 24, 2011

Back From The Adventure

Well, I am back from Capitol Reef a day earlier than I originally planned. It's my own fault because I took on a hike that I was clearly not prepared for (more on that later). Because of that, I am sitting here with very sore legs and calves that feel like rocks. I would not have been able to hike today (though we did go for a bit of a walk this morning before we left this morning so my legs would not be even less functional), so we decided to just head back. It was an amazing trip, but I am just too sore and tired to say too much about it other than we did something new every day and I took tons of photos, some of which I will share soon (hopefully tomorrow). I'll also share some additional details of our adventure. For tonight, I'm just glad we are home safe and I hope my legs feel better tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Capitol Reff Bound

Today is the big day. We're off here in just a little bit, but I thought I would post a little something to keep the streak alive for now. Wish us luck and safety, and I'll be back on Sunday if I cannot find a way to post before then. I'll even have photos.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Night Before

Tomorrow is the big day; we are off to Capitol Reef. I am trying to keep my expectations low for this trip because Merilee's foot is still bothering her so she will not be hiking. It obviously follows that any hiking I do will be the solo variety. I have been looking forward to this trip for awhile now, but now that it is tomorrow, I seem to have lost my enthusiasm for it. I'm sure it's just because I am tired and it has been a very long day. It's weird because I usually love to drive and I am not looking forward to this drive at all. I'm not looking forward to setting up the tent either. I know that once I get on my way, this will all likely change, but right now I could just sleep for five days and call it good. The most important thing here is that I am not at work.

I'll try to say something quick before leaving in the morning, but I don't think I'll be posting while I am gone as there is no cell reception and not internet access. Nothing wrong with that, though. I would rather be in Capitol Reef National Park and break my string of blog entries than keep the streak alive and not go camping. Still, who knows?

Monday, September 19, 2011

At A Loss

I have to admit that another Monday evening finds me with not much to say. Mondays can be quite a shock after not having work for two days. Nothing like getting yelled at ("I know it's not your fault, but.....") to bring one back to reality. At least I only have one more day to get through before a nice break from everything, but tonight I'm afraid that's all I have to share.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

So another weekend comes to a close, Fortunately, I only have two days of work this week, so I will soon move into a very much needed break. Capitol Reef is still on right now and I don't think I will be able to blog while I am gone. That means that I will miss, at the very least, Thursday through Saturday. I may get something posted before I leave on Wednesday, but chances are I'll forget in the rush of final packing and getting onto the road. If I can find a way to do it, I'll post updates during our trip, but the most likely scenario is that I'll share some photos when I get back.

I actually almost missed tonight as well. We had been up at my parents where I grilled burgers and hot dogs while inhaling mass quantities of hickory smoke. I also made dutch oven potatoes and they turned out great. I don't make them very often because they have enough bacon in them that they are not extremely healthy, but they sure are tasty and my family seems to love them. My day actually came out and visited with Merilee and I as I grilled and that was quite nice. We talked a bit about BYU's meltdown last night against Utah among other things. It was really nice to have him come out and talk with us.

Tomorrow we will have to do some shopping after work to get the last few things we need for the trip so we can start getting things organized. It will be so nice to be away for awhile. I really need the time out in nature to help recharge personal batteries that are running dangerously low. We took a quick trip up into the mountains today and I realized just how much I have needed to get out into the wild. It has been hard with Merilee's foot bothering her because we have not been able to go hiking like we had been doing. It will not be as much fun to be hiking without her, but it is something that I really need right now.