Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Babymoon, Take 2

We were supposed to go to NYC for our babymoon, but my OB requested we pick something closer to home and something that would not involve flying (in case I went into early labor). That left us with few options. The one we finally decided on was a weekend trip to Steve's parents' condo in St. George. One, because it was close; two, because it was inexpensive; and three, because it was beautiful after all the rainy weather we'd been having in LA.

It was a lovely, relaxing time. We lazed about the pool, ate out, read and watched tv (we really will get a converter box someday...) and slept to our hearts' content.

Most of our waking hours, (when not watching tv or eating), were spent hiking. Our first night we spent a few hours looking for Anasazi drawings (to no avail), and had a nice sunset hike.

We also spent a hot day hiking and looking for dinosaur tracks.

I would have missed them if it wasn't for Steve and Nike pointing them out to me.

The best part of this hike was watching Kiki and Nike trying to cross the cattle guards. Nike got stuck and just ended up leaping over it, while Kiki finally figured out that there was a crossbeam she could walk on. When Steve tried to get a picture of her face (she got so confused trying to cross), Kiki figured out she could just walk around the side and followed Steve around the easy way. Nike never did figure it out and spent his crossings stuck between the rails and jumping over them.

It was a fun trip. We're sad that we weren't able to go to New York since that is something we've always wanted to do, but also glad for the chance to save money before I take maternity leave.

Plus, we needed all that rest to prepare us for our neighbors' rock ballad karaoke competition at 4 am this morning!


Julie said...

Food + Sleep = the perfect babymoon. Looks like it was a beautiful trip! New York is on mine and Mac's list of places too (it's a long list)... hopefully our baby will like to travel.

Matt and Karyna Bouslog said...

I love that you always take the dogs with you. They're so cute. And good for you for staying active!