Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July Frolicking

What a great 4th of July weekend!
Thursday I went boating with some friends (5 of the 9 who road tripped to San Diego in August of '05). I happened to be fully clothed because I didn't know I would get to go when I left for work that morning - and I got dumped in the lake! I'm glad I had that mishap because then I got to do all the tubing madness!
Friday I went to a driving range for the first time. I hit between 100 yards and 150 yards pretty regularly, but have no idea if that is horrible or good for a first timer. My right forearm muscle is sore. I went to a BBQ later with about 40 folks from my ward, then watched fireworks at my friend's house across from Murray Park.
Saturday morning I drove to Marysvale, Utah - the place where the Uranium for the atom bomb was mined. I got to go shooting for the first time and I did the impossible - I made a Budweiser can hole-y (ha ha)! Pistols, shotguns, rifles - I shot them all! Later that evening I went off-roading up the Piute trails. I am so blessed and lucky - to think so many people haven't ever had the experience of seeing the beauty of this earth!
Sunday I hauled it back to Salt Lake just in the nick of time for 1pm church. A friend cooked lunch for me and we just chilled together with my kitty for the rest of the day.
Life is good.

4 comments:

Erika Childs said...

What an explosive weekend! I'm glad that you got to participate in all the tubing fun, as well.

Larissa said...

"explosive" - ha ha!

Vanessa Swenson said...

i'm glad you got to have a sportsman's weekend. at first when i read driving range and 100-150 yds, i was totally confused because i thought of the range we used for driver's ed. But then it hit me, I was being dumb.
Anyway, I think you're were hitting the ball that far b/c of your softball skillz.

Nathan said...

Rebecca and I were watching the Murray park fireworks too! Rebecca's grandparents live right next to it. It was good to see you that weekend, especially getting dumped in the lake ;)