Saturday, June 28, 2008

Our First Anniversary

On June 28-29 we had a mini vaca to celebrate our 1st anniversary. Okay - so the date actually falls on the 29th, but we started early.
On Friday I worked a half day and came home at lunch. Liz had to work the previous night and so she had to sleep a bit more so she wouldn't be dead. We decided to go to the Gateway. While we were there we saw Ironman. It was pretty good. It's been a while since we have gone to see a move at full price theaters. We then watched the water fountain presentation, and then we had dinner at Applebee's. I ended up having some mini cheeseburgers and Liz had steak. Then we headed up to the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird. It was a bit more cool upthere, but not uncomfortably so. The room we had was pretty nice. It was a little different having a glass window between the bedroom and the bathtub. That night we tried out the pool. It was a little on the chilly side, but then again, it was 9:30 at night. The hottubs were also nice.
The next morning we had breakfast (included with our package). Our waiter was really cool. The bacon was excellent. I had French Toast and Liz had fruit and stuff. Then we went to do the activities (once again included in our package).
We first went and did some rock climbing at a portable climbing wall. Liz had never gone before. She got most the way up the wall on all 3 of her attempts. I climbed the 4 different routes they had a couple times each. Then we did some of these bouncing thingies. Basically they attach large rubber bands and you jump on a trampoline. I did a couple of flips. Liz really likes the bouncy-bouncy. Then off to the Alpine Slide. I had gone on an Alpine Slide as a kid up in Park City. That one was quite a bit longer. This one was kind-of short. But still fun. We did it 3 or 4 times. There was also something called the Zip Rider. You sit in a hanging chair and you ride it down a cable to the bottom where you jerk to a stop.
We had lunch at the Pier 49 San Franscisco Pizza. The food at the restaurants was rediculously priced. Speaking of getting ripped off - we forgot our sunscreen, so I had to buy some. They had these tiny bottles starting at $12 a piece. Ouch. If you ever go there - take your own! The last thing we did there was go up the Tram. It takes you from the base camp to the top of Hidden Peak - 11,00 feet above sea level. It was kind of neat to look out from there. They still had snow that hadn't melted. And if it wasn't for the haze, we could have probably seen our house in the Salt Lake valley. On the other side of the peak we could see another little valley with houses. I think it was probably Heber.
Overall we had a great time. If you want to see some pic, go here:

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