Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Saturday, March 29, 2008

SPRING BREAK 2008!: Days 6-8

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.


Meredith said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Good call on the Center Cafe - we always loved the food the several times we went when we lived in Moab... but it's so hard to find good employees in Moab and they probably just opened for the season a month ago - which might account for the less-than-polished routine.

I'm sure they would have comped the dessert if you'd pointed out the charge - as the server has to ring it in to get the kitchen to make it and then usually it takes a manager code to do the discount and the server probably asked the manager, who then got distracted and never did it... (at least I've known that to happen often at places I've worked at :)

Anyway - hope your next two days are as enjoyable as the past week has been!!!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Marni! I hope that you guys enjoy your last days of vacation splendor!