Friday, July 31, 2009

Bryce Canyon

I never wrote a race report for the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon because it sucked. I had a a horrible race and was very disappointed. Luckily, we still had a very fun trip and enjoyed spending time with two of my sisters and their kids and my parents.

Some of the highlights from our little trip include:
  • Lots of junk food, including home made English toffee fudge from a candy shop in Tropic and homemade ice cream we made ourselves with a ball you throw around.
  • The Bear Fiddling Festival in Cannonville which included fun fiddling from 80 year olds and 12 year olds, hot dogs, dutch oven potatoes, and home made root beer.
  • Shopping the clearance sale at True Value Hardware in Tropic and happening upon the Jazz Bear.
  • Participating in the Bryce Half with many of our good friends. I think there were at least a dozen of my closest friends who also did the race. It was so fun to see them all. Too bad they all stayed at the KOA in Cannonville and we stayed at Ruby's Inn. Maybe next year I can convince them to stay at Ruby's.
  • The drive home on Sunday. We took the scenic route and made a few detours. We stopped for picnic lunch in great forest near Panguitch Lake.
  • We also drove to the top of Brianhead Peak and saw the Civilian Conservation Corp hut built in the 30s up close. We always see it from a ditance when we ski at Brianhead but have never gotten to go inside. The peak also offered spectacular views in every direction all the way to Arizona and Nevada.

8 comments:

Linda said...

What a great family trip. I loved looking at the pictures and getting to know your children better. It must be really fun and gratifying to share your sport with your eternal mate.

Jen said...

I LOVE the new header photo, as well as the last one on this post. Sheer awesomeness.

Dansie Family said...

thanks for noticing, jen. it is awesome to be able to train and run with tom. we even ran the last 5 miles of this race together because he had a less than perfect race and decided to help me get my pr. little did he know that i suck and barely finished the race. oh well.

Sharron said...

Sorry your race was not so "fun" this time. Glad that your whole family could enjoy the trip anyway. That is where Jon & I went on our honeymoon. We had fun snooping through Tropic and traipsing around Bryce!

Cory Reese said...

"Jealous" doesn't adequately describe my feelings about you meeting the Jazz Bear.

Janelle said...

Sorry that you didn't feel like you did well, but it still looks like you had fun. I like the picture of you 2 on your header, you both still look so young, that's a good thing :)

Dansie Family said...

we are. it was before we were married.

em said...

failed to mention that your prettier sister beat your butt!

Love your prettier sister