Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Adventures of September

Good news!

Al and I actually did stuff in September besides just homework and watching How I Met Your Mother!
It's honestly almost sad how uneventful our lives generally are...
But not this last month!

Actually, school was part of the adventures we had; Al and I had some credits we needed to burn before graduation, so we decided to take a river rafting class. Uh, best. idea. ever. We got three class credits for sitting through 2 classes and going on a river trip. I was actually pretty fun, even though the river was mostly flat.
There were 11 people in the class, and 3 instructors on the trip. Of those, there was only 1 other girl besides me. Let's just say I have never seen so many boys not care about peeing. right. in. front. of. me. I was like, really? You don't even care that I'm here? It was pretty funny though.
Anyway, Apparently the U has an awesome outdoors program where you can just rent any equipment you want for a pretty cheap price, so note that if you ever want to do stuff outdoors. The instructors wanted us to be able to try out as many different things as possible, so they brought paddleboards, two-person inflatable kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, and oar boats too, of course. We were able to try all of these, which was awesome.

Al is the one on the left there, on one of the kayaks.

I was kind of glad the water was flat when I was figuring out how to row, because the boat moved completely opposite of what I was expecting, but I thought it was awesome once I got the hang of it!

Clearly I am looking my most attractive in the pic.

Anyway, that was a good time, but what was even better was that the day after we got home from that trip, we left for Newport Beach to spend some time with Al's fam.
It was awesome to take a much-needed break and to spend some time with the fam. We stayed at the Marriott in Newport, which is awesome.
It was a little cloudy the first day, so we mostly just played games. Actually, Al would have been happy just playing ping pong the whole time.

We went to the beach the second day. It was wonderful. We went boogy-boarding, practiced our volleyball, and had my favorite fries and shakes at Ruby's diner.

It was such a great break. And we made it home just in time to make it to this awesome game! Yes we did witness all 3 wins.
And, I would also like to add that we were not in the crowd that rushed the field early. We waited until after the second win to do that. Go Utes!!

After that it was back to the grind. We did get a break when were able to go to my family's cabin this last weekend, but unfortunately we didn't take pics.

aaaaaaand that was the end of it! Now hopefully all that excitement will get us through our last semester.