Monday, July 5, 2010

It's the Little Things....

Eden and I woke up to a beautiful Utah sunny morning. At the crack of dawn I asked him "So what do you want to do today? It's your pick."

"Water Park" he answered.

So we put on swim suits, picked up a few cousins and drove to the ultimate water park in Provo.

As we traveled along the freeway, we noticed a lot of billboards with unusual names.

Eden said "What's up with all the weird names in Utah."

Abi said "What weird names?"

Eden said "Just you watch, you'll see them." And we did.

Abi said "Man, I've never noticed that before!!!"

There was a lot of laughing going on in the back seat as we pulled into the parking lot.

We left the conversation behind as we rented our tubes and slathered on sun screen.

We stayed all day. It was FUN!

ultra fun if you can swim with cousins that you rarely see, AND eat Dippin' Dots! (Which by the way, I don't like. It reminds me of the frozen balls I used to get on my mittens when I played outside in the snow.)

On our way home from the water park, the conversation continued. Eden said, "Look there it is again ... TRAFALGA!" What in the world is TRAFALGA!

Then there was an outburst of laughter followed by "PLEEEEEEASSSSSE can we stop and take pictures!! PLLLLEEEAAAASSSE???"

So we did. We drove all over town taking pictures at places with funny names. See for yourself.

Do you know, these three teenagers had more fun driving around taking pictures than they did sliding down tunnels full of water! I'm telling you, it's the little things in life that are so much fun. They will be talking about this in years to come.

Post Script: As I sat under my umbrella at 7 Peaks, a woman walked past who looked just like one half of Blue Lily which is funny because we both live in Temecula and I never see her there. Never. I was going to yell out "Hey Wendy" but I didn't because I'm prone to yelling at people who look like other people. It's a bit embarrassing. So, I emailed Wendy instead. I said "Hey I'm sitting at 7 Peaks in Provo and oddly enough, there's a woman here who looks just like you!" She emailed me back "Strangely enough, it WAS me!!!"

I should have yelled "hello."

Post Post Script: In case you are wondering, Abi dyes her hair with Kool Aid. Yes, you heard it right, Kool Aid.


Kristi said...

we used to have a fudruckers up here- in Edmonton, Canada, but it is gone. it was a yummy place!

Jenni said...

did i ever tell you that i think you are such a cool mama? yes. i think i have, but i will say it again!

i love that you drove the kids around taking pictures of all the signs that had weird names - love it! (we have a fuddruckers in az! tell eden they have some good burgers, you shoulda went in)! it is the little things, huh?!

on another note, i did get my jewelery yesterday and i LOVE all 3 pieces, but my favorite has to be the necklace with the big yellow flower (i forgot what it is called)! i can't wait to wear all of them (not all at once of course)! i showed some of the girls the hope necklace too - they want it!!! i will email you next week!

enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Yeah, one of the many oddities in Utah.

Hey - I've been dreaming up a jewlery piece that I might need to have you do. I'll e-mail you or something. :)

Eve said...

MMM, Fuddruckers. We used to go as a ward to the one in El Toro for family nights. I am totally craving their french fries with a side of cheesy dip now.

Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I never noticed that Utah has such crazy names but come to think about we do.

Here is one to add to the list of crazy names:
Spoon Me
ha ha it's an ice cream place in Provo

Hope you got in your Cafe Rio!