Showing posts from August, 2012

Timpanogos Cave

Almost a month ago, my boyfriend took me up to Timpanogos Cave. The hike was beastly for me, not long, just up and up and owww.... I did get altitude sickness, went from red to pale, and we sat for a bit. It was a hard hike. I survived and the cave itself--technically there were three caves we visited, Hanson's Cave, Middle Cave, and Timpanogos Cave--was nearly freezing. I loved it. I discovered I'm not claustrophobic. I am, however, jumpy.

We bought waterbottles at the bottom of the mountain and when mostly full, these steel bottles make a weird noise. In the cave, behind one's ear, it sounds like a bat. The guide was giving a tour and my boyfriend took a drink behind me. I gasped loudly and ducked--last thing I wanted was a bat in my hair. No one else moved, and I looked behind me to see my boyfriend giving me this perplexed look and lowering his drink. Yeah, kinda embarrassing.

I don't have any pictures from inside the cave, but later we went further up the canyon …


A brief update as I go through the many events that have piled up on me...

A couple weeks ago, I went to Laughlin on vacation with my mother, sister, and good family friend, Betsy and her sister. Betsy is our surrogate mother, as my sister and I like to joke. We had fun at the casinos; my sister and I didn't gamble, but we did talk and spend time together. We got massages and attempted to get pedicures, but Laughlin has a surprising dearth of pedicure places. Manicures everywhere, but not pedicures.

I tried out my brand new swimsuit, though! It was very cute. It's in Tide Blue. I love their products.

The trip was short, and I got the most vocal workout on the drives singing along to my Broadway and Musical soundtracks. There were black-eyes susans everywhere down the freeway, so that was cool.