June 8, 2011

Spontaneous Road Trip

Being spontaneous is something I have never been very good at. I wish I was more that way, but I'm the type of person that likes to have a plan and know what I'm doing and when. However, this weekend I practiced some spontaneity when I went on a last minute trip to St. George.

I was with this darling boy on Saturday when his friend called him and invited us to go on a quick trip to St. George with him and this other girl the next day. He said we would leave Sunday morning after church then get back Monday night. This was totally out of my comfort zone because I normally would need a few days notice, but after talking about it for a second I just kinda of decided "why not?" So it was settled! We went to sacrament the next morning, stopped and got our stuff, then hit the open road to St. George. The drive flew by and we made it there in no time.

The other girl that went had a house down there that we stayed at and it was beautiful. We lounged around a little bit when we got there and the boys brought all this stuff to make tin foil dinners. We made our dinners at the house then took them to a nearby park where there was a grill to cook. Boy were those dinners good! After dinner we made our way over to the Dixie Rock where we saw the city and danced to some music. We ended the night back at the house playing some card games.

We woke up the next morning to loud construction in the backyard and workers who had no shame staring through the windows at us. We made a delicious breakfast complete with eggs, potatoes, and sausage then got our swimsuits on to head to Gunlock Falls. My good friend had just told me about this place because he was there the weekend before and after seeing pictures I knew we had to go. It's this beautiful place with all these waterfalls flowing over the red rocks that I guess only happens 2-3 weeks out of the year. So we picked a great time to go! We spent all Monday afternoon there jumping off rocks into the cold water, hiking, and swimming. I thought I was extreme enough jumping off the 15 foot jump, but there were other people there jumping off 70 foot cliffs... it was nuts! You couldn't pay me to do that. After Gunlock Falls we went and got food, showered, cleaned up the house, then headed for home getting back late that night.

Although I wish we could have stayed at least one more day, it was such a fun little trip full of fun things. Being spontaneous isn't so bad after all!


  1. SO FUN. obsessed with you and "darling friend" haha. love you!!!!!!!

  2. um oh my gosh we need to catch up! this post has me all sorts of excited!