Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Highlights

Grant and I have been quite busy the last few weeks. These pictures do not do our trips/happenings justice, but to be quite frank, I didn't really feel like taking pictures or getting my picture taken. I just sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed the trip more than concerned myself with capturing every moment on film (although it's always nice to have pictures to remember the trip by.) Here are just a few:

Grant and I took a Fun Ship called The Elation to Catalina and Ensenada. Grant had never been on a cruise before so we decided to take just a little cheap short cruise to introduce him. It was kinda crazy for me because I felt dizzy the whole time but Grant felt fine. We had fun just chillin. Here we are in Ensenada:
A surprise in Ensenada was seeing The Black Pearl from the movie Pirates of the Carribean. It was just sitting there in this obscure location. It was pretty funny.

We went on an excursion called A Taste of Mexico where we went to this restaurant and we made all these Mexican dishes. Tamales, Tostadas, and Guacamole. Here is the ingredients for our Guac. A little trick they told us to keep the guacamole from turning brown is to keep the pit from the avocado in the guac. Look how pretty it was!


Then Grant and I took a trip up the coast for about 5 days. We had never driven up together so it was a lot of fun. We stayed in Solvang, San Luis Obispo, Carmel-by-the-sea, and San Fran of course. I also had my birthday on our trip and we had fun enjoying all the beautiful scenery and eating at fun little restaurants. We explored a lot of little quint towns and got to know some of the variety of landscapes California has to offer. On our way to Carmel, we were on Highway 1 driving through Big Sur and there was a rain storm that was really pretty until we reached a point in the middle of the mountains where they said the road was closed due to a mud slide. We had no sleeping bags or blankets in the car and we were only like 30 minutes away from where we were going to be staying. It was getting dark and we were wondering what we were going to do! We decided to park our car on the highway and wait it out. We started reading a book to eachother called The Secret History that we both got into and it took our thoughts off of our situation until they opened up the road about 2 hours later (originally they told us it would be closed all nite!) It was a fun adventure. Here is where we were stranded:

When we got home, Grant picked up playing softball with the ward which he has been looking forward to for forever and came home with this little baby:

He pulled his hammy! He is still suffering, but went to the doctor and he said it was okay but he might need physical therapy but luckily he doesn't need surgery.

Yesterday we had our 2 year Anniversary so we celebrated by going to the temple where it all began and went out for some nice Japanese cuisine.

So much in the last month! No wonder I'm too tired to blog :)

13 comments:

M and N said...

thanks for the updates, the road trip sounds glorious!!
and congrats on the anniversary, I still remember you packing up and leaving provo to go "date" this guy that you kinda liked back in CA......good choice that you made!

Mia said...

sounds like you guys had a great trip! that little trick really works.... Bill taught me that when we got married.

Hizzeather said...

Now THAT'S a bruise! Oh snap!

Danielle Feldman said...

OUCH! That looks painful. Get well soon. :D

The last Unicorn said...

You guys have been busy! Why is April so jammed pack!?!?
That is one knarly wound Grant's got. Ouch! Good thing he is married to someone who can nurse him back to health :)

Proudfeet said...

Those sound like some very fun and delicious trips!

deanna said...

that's THE best bruise I have ever seen. Next time can I go with you on the cruise? I'll be your photographer...or something...
xoxoxo
PS happy birthday

Austin and Sara said...

so fun! And the pictures that you did take are really beautiful...ha ha except for the one with the bruise yuck!! That looks like it hurts so badly!

melissa said...

that picture in big sur is AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING!!! i love it a lot

Cheryl said...

Happy Belated birthday!!!! Yeah, those trips sound amazing, so much fun! Grant get's pretty hard core into softball huh? That is a wicked bruise, I hope he feels better soon!

d said...

i miss you. go see cal go see cal. come back.

Proudfeet said...

Check out the Bench family reunion blog:
http://johnlbenchreunion.blogspot.com/

The Taggarts said...

Fun trips! Thanks for the tip of what to do with my hair ;) Hope thing's are going fantastic for you two! Miss ya!