Park City Ghost Tour

I was browsing KSL deals a few weeks ago and saw that they had half price tickets for a walking tour of Park City with ghost stories.  Since we loved our walking tour of Denver so much, especially since it had lots of ghost stories, I decided to get some.  Last Friday night we went up for our tour.  It was a really fun evening! 

We got to hear a lot of local history, as well as see some of the most historical spots in the city.  I wish we could have gone in some of the buildings though.  While we were on the tour it didn't really seem very spooky, but one story in particular creeped me out a little while I was trying to go to sleep that night.

I liked the tour guide in Denver better, but I think he had been doing it years longer that this guy.  You could tell that the people running the tour are putting lots of work into their research which is really neat.  I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a fun evening a little ways from home.

Friends Weekend at Yuba

We spent a longer weekend at Yuba this year also.  I was a slacker and did not take very many pictures.  We invited as many people as we could to come down for the weekend, or even just for the day.  Five people came down with us on Friday, and four more came down for the day on Saturday.

We had a really good time floating around, swimming, soaking in the sunshine, and playing on the boat.  My parents babysat the dogs for us, and it was really nice not having to worry about them the whole time.

I did get a picture of this little (three foot) snake friend that tried to join our party.  I was walking up to camp from the boat all blurry-eyed after waking up from a nap, and I just about stepped on him.  Luckily it's not anything poisonous, but we shooed him on his way as soon as possible.

The other picture I got before my camera battery died was of our friend Alex, who finally got up on a wakeboard for the first time!  Once he figure out the getting up part, he did pretty good.

The second night we were there a great big storm blew over.  It was super windy for several hours.  We had to hole up in the tent and play card games while we waited it out.  It finally died down and we were able to go out and fix ourselves some dinner.

It was a good thing our friends and we have invested in quality tents, because they make all the difference in that kind of storm.  We were in our friends' Springbar and it had no problem, but our other friend's little Coleman broke.  Every single thing was covered in sand.  When we went to bed every single boat-in camp spot was full, but when we went out the next morning there were only three (out of twenty) of us who had lasted the night, all with better tents.  I felt bad for the people whose trips were cut short; that is always miserable.

All in all it was a great trip and we were really glad so many friends could come, but we were still missing the ones who couldn't make it.

Windy Surprise

A few weeks ago we spent a short weekend at Yuba State Park.  We had a really nice time, but on the way home Pat listened to a voicemail one of our neighbors left us saying that we had a bunch of wind the night before and it blew in our garage door.  When we got home, this is what we found:

It actually blew the garage door out, as you can see. Pat got the garage door kicked back inside with the help of a neighbor, and we were able to open it far enough to get the Jeep out of the garage.

We managed to leave the house without closing the door to the backyard and must have had some killer wind. It also made our barbeque grill do a bit of a backflip.

Luckily all the damage was covered by our homeowner's insurance, and we were able to get it fixed quickly.  The reason the back door was open in the first place is because that's how we let the dogs out since we don't have a back door directly from the house.  To avoid having this happen in the future, we also bought a dog door to install in the garage so that we won't be leaving the back door open anymore.  It will be better for security also I imagine.

We're just glad the damage wasn't any worse, and that it was all easily fixed.

July Book List

Mercy Burns by Keri Arthur - 320 pages
Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton - 320 pages
Heartless by Gail Carriger - 374 pages
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews - 308 pages

TOTAL - 4 Books - 1,322 pages