On Thursday we sadly left Solvang and drove to Vegas for dinner.
This time we skipped the massive amount of meat and instead ate at some delicious Italian restaurant in the Venetian. It was quite tasty and, as seems par for this trip, we left ridiculously full. Instead of spending an obscene amount of money to stay for one night in Vegas, we drove on to St. George and stayed in the Best Western. Since we were checking in so late, we got a deluxe room for super cheap. Sweeeeet.
Friday was "Happy birthDANISH" day to me.
We drove from St. George to Moab, ate some delicious cheese danishes from Solvang with Starbucks (as is our Friday morning tradition), rode the first 10 miles or so of the Rim Ride course, ate at the Center Cafe (super yum, although they promised us a free dessert for not helping us for a long time, and then didn't comp the dessert -- the service seemed quite disorganized but the food is extraordinary), and went to bed early. It ended up being a very nice 26th birthday for me!
Today I dropped Chris at the Rim Ride trailhead at 6:00 am and watched him ride off with the other riders. I plan on going back to the start/finish around 3 to read my book in the Moab sun and wait for the boy to finish. Last year he won the single speed category and this year he wants to finish well single speed AND rigid. I'm proud of him no matter how he finishes. He gave me full veto power for this ride since it occurs both during our fun vacation and right after my birthday, but I know how much fun he had on this one last year and I couldn't let him miss it. He's a good hubby.
While he's riding, I had another Mondo's waffle, some hot chocolate, walked around the stores in town, and now am excited to see hubby soon.
I'm not sure what the next two days hold (we both took Monday off of work), but I'm awfully excited to see my puppy on returning to Denver whenever that is. I miss him.