It's been a little longer than I would like but I am back! It was my birthday last weekend and I have been feeling a little under the weather since...BOO!!! But I wanted to share a little about what we did for my birthday. We went to Zion National Park. I wanted to go somewhere "aww inspiring" for my birthday, I was in one of those "what's it all about" moods...SUPER DRAMATIC!!...my lucky husband. Needless to say, the park definitely delivered. These are a couple of shots I actually got, it started to get dark VERY quickly after we got there and I didn't get any of the sweeping magestic shots I wish I could have, but I have them all in my memory, so...
Just before we got to the park I turned on the am station that was suppose to tell you any info about the park, and I heard,to my extreme surprise, that it was $25 to get into the park....WHA?!?!?!? I was so pissed, that's a fair bit of cha-ching for just a couple of hours in the park.We decided that we had already driven all that way(it was like 5 hours, but we did get lost) we might as well go, right?!?!? We pull up to the gate and I have my card ready and the cashier said, "oh, it's free today, because it's a national holiday." OH MY HECK!(as the folks here in Utah say) J and I both literally squealed with delight and I instantly screeched...REALLLLLLYY?!?! Needless to say, this guy was a little taken aback, he actually flinched at my frantic exuberance...no he really did, like wehn you think someone is about to hit you on accident and you flinch. Then J abruptly screamed HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! WOOOHOOO!! I am so sure this guy was dying of laughter after we left. In our defense, we drank A LOT of caffiene on the way up.
We get into the park, and we both have to pee SOOO bad we have yellow eyes. I pull up to the visitor center and there aren't many people there, so it's already a creepy(like a reast stop off the highway at night kind of creepy) and I had my rapist/psycho antenna up and on high alert. As I walk into the bathroom, I am suddenly thinking about snakes being in the toilet. Now I'm not sure why this thought popped into my head. Maybe becasue it has been unnaturally warm and it was like 65° and I'm thinking they might just be feeling like it's spring. WARNING: This part is about to get REAL!
I was in the middle of doing my bid-ness(yes I mean peeing) and I felt this slithering sensation on my back and it was coming from behind me, or at least that is where my crazy snake brain thought it was coming from, so I screamed, and I mean I made a noise I didn't know could come out of me, then I stood up(still peeing, gross but true) and spun around like a Michael Jackson dance move and looked down...no snake, of course. It was my thermacare heating pad that had come off my back. I had forgotten that I put it on so that my back wouldn't get so tight from the long drive. HA!!! I am a crazy person, CLEARLY!!! So, I recover and cleaned up from that ordeal. I went to the sink to take a, now needed, bird bath and this lady comes in and asks me if I heard that screaming. Um....ya but I have no clue where it came from, it sounded like it came from behind the bathroom. I LIED! I did! In that moment, I was so embarrased and completely mortified that I peed on myself that I couldn't take explaining my situation to an actual person, cuz it was bad enough in my head. I left the bathroom and get back to the car and J asked me, "Was that you screaming in the bathroom???" I died of laughter, "REALLY?!? you could hear me out here?" So the running joke the whole way home was..."can I touch that, or did you pee on it?"