Sunday, July 19, 2009

Turn up the heat!

My ward had a brilliant idea to go to Moab in the middle of July for our annual long weekend trip. No only turned out to be the hottest weekend of the whole year so far. Oh yeah! Bring on the 110 degrees! We had a blast anyway, taking care to plan many water-involved activities during the day. We hiked up through a river to some pools/little waterfalls surrounded by red rock. Beautiful! I also found out that not many other people have this intense desire to climb up any cool-looking rock I see. Thanks to my friends that indulged me once or twice on the trail.On Saturday, we all went rafting down the Colorado river, which is pretty much just a lazy river with little rapids every once in a great while. We spent more time jumping out of the boat, pulling others off the boats, having waterfights and floating down the river beside the boat than we did actually rowing. Despite my valiant efforts to keep reapplying sunscreen, I ended up with some very burnt shoulders and thighs. I guess that's what I get for not getting out in the sun much until the middle of the summer. Ah well. Good memories with great friends.


Rachel said...

Sounds like a blast! Sorry you got burned though. I LOVE Moab!

D.I.M. Incorporated said...

I don't even want to imagine how hot it was there but it's beautiful! Hope you had fun despite the crispy shoulders!