Monday, October 20, 2008

Frightmares 2008

Saturday was our annual Lagoon trip to Frightmares (thanks for the link to the $avings Steph!). Krista brought one of the neighbor girls (the Ute). It was a PERFECT day... and we weren't the only ones taking advantage of it.

Lagoon was more crowded than I ever remember seeing it. In addition to the normal lines, there were four walk-in spook allies each with lines that wound around corners and down the main section of Lagoon. This picture was taken inside one of the little walk through areas.

I still like the Jet Star II, the "airplane ride" (Flying Aces), and the Spider is my favorite "newer" ride.

It's great going these places with kids this age... no strollers... everyone likes the rides... no whining about being too tired... etc.

Great time had by all!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Visiting Logan

Kira is getting ready to attend college next year. On top of her list of potential schools is Utah State. This past friday I took Kira, her probable roommate Ann Marie, and dad up to Logan with me to walk around campus for a while and then go to the BYU-USU football game.

We had a great time up there. The girls found a lot of the support buildings, their desired living location, and gathered some information. As we were leaving, we walked by the Aviation building and the professor invited us in. The girls sat in the pilot seats of a corporate jet that was there for training. We also were able to inspect the inner workings of several aviation motors and saw an experimental ultralight.

The game was a fun ending to the evening. Word to the wise: If you go to a USU football game, use the bathroom before you go.

I start my new job tomorrow... lots to do but I'm very excited!