Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sunday Drive

I've been working on our new company website for a long time now, and one of the things that we have been desperately needing is pictures of our projects. So Sunday, I decided to make use of Megan, and her camera, and we took off for a little adventure.

We headed towards Fairview, where KMA designed the Fairview City Dance Hall addition and remodel. Only, Garmin decided that Fairview and Fountain Green are the same place, so we took a slight detour while we rerouted.

It was a good thing that I was driving the company vehicle, and not my own little car. Temperatures were in the 90s the whole trip, and the sun was out hard. Needless to say, Megan and I were suffering with our sunburned bodies (Megan much more than I was) and we were grateful for the A/C.

After we got the business taken care of, we did weird things like singing and dancing in the gazebo, and then we were on our way to the next stop.

We stopped in Manti first, though, because we drove right through it. And how can anyone not see the Manti temple and not need to stop and take a picture? We spent some minutes taking pictures, dancing with the statues and playing in the fountain.

We were originally going to head to Monroe and then work our way back up, but it ended up that we were going to have to go straight through Salina and Richfield first, anyway, so we did everything in reverse order of what I planned. Which actually turned out to be a good thing.

Garmin again played a trick on us and we found ourselves on some really random, country road that had lots of BIG BIG BIG...cow...BULLS! With the biggest horns I'd ever seen. In fact, I just googled images of bulls  and the only type of bull it could have been was a Longhorn.

I don't think I've ever seen one in person...

He was too far away to get a decent picture, and kept turning around on us.

No one will understand it, but I think Megan and I were both in tears from laughing so hard, and then because our (Megan's) sunburns hurt.

We made it to Salina and took pictures of a middle school and an elementary school that were both within a block of each other. Then, we headed to Richfield and shot the district office, the high school, an elementary... and the coolest LDS church building I've ever seen.

We headed to Monroe, and discovered Elsinore. There's really not much to either town, except old dilapidated buildings. There was one in Monroe that I really want to buy and restore. It is literally a pile of standing sticks, but looks so old and interesting that I drove around the whole block trying to figure out what it used to be. My guess is a school or a church. It was for sale, too. Too bad I don't have any monies for anything like such as.

We found ourselves on the road back home, but had to take one last picture stop. We stopped in front of the Sevier Bridge Reservoir. It was really windy.

We might have taken more pictures here, but Megan's camera decided to start acting a little lazy. We weren't exactly sure what the problem was (and I was horrified, because it stopped working while I was using it!) so we sat in stony silence for about 15 minutes, trying to figure out what was wrong.

"Hey... remember how we used to fix the old Nintendo game systems? I'll laugh if all you have to do is pull out the battery, blow on it, and it works again!"
So Megan pulled out the battery pack, blew on it, blew in the camera for good measure, and.... WA LA!!! That trick is magic. I almost feel sorry for the kids that grow up without an old Nintendo game system because they'll never realize the magic of blowing hot air onto stuff and its remarkable healing powers.

By the time we got back to Provo, we were tired, and I was desperate to see the pictures.

I think we got some really good ones, for both work and between the two of us. I am also convinced that this is the best way to do road trips. Frequent stops for picture breaks and no time limit seems to be what makes road trips BIG BIG BIG fun!

1 comment:

  1. Awwww, I love this post. Such good memories and I don't think anyone would appreciate it as much as you and I do.


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