Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Anniversary Road Trip - Lots, and Lots of Pictures

June 27th was our 30 year anniversary and we wanted to do it up good. Our first thought was a 2 week stay in Hawaii, but we started planning too late. Instead, we did a road trip through Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. Our first stop was Las Vegas, Nevada. Tommy received a promotional letter for the Wynn/Encore resorts that offered a great deal on a king suite and show tickets, so we took them up on it. The show was great! Kind of a Cirque de Sole, but in water.

This is the view from our hotel. It doesn't look great during the day, but at night it was gorgeous with all the lights. We are on the 54th floor.

After leaving Las Vegas, we stopped in St. George, Utah on our way to Ogden, and took pictures of the temple and did a tour of Brigham Young's summer home. I loved St. George!

We stayed with our good friends, The Coys for a few days. This is their home and I loved all the greenery. They bought an older home and are fixing it up room by room. Thanks Coys for a great time! Our next stop was Boise, Idaho.

We stayed with our nephew, Chasqui and his family. This is his wife Claudia, and son Issac. She is the sweetest person and man can she cook! She made the best refried beans ever and homemade flour tortillas.

We are in front of Boise State University Bronco's statue.

The little guy in front is Josea and he was determined to have his picture taken with his shirt off. When his dad told him no, this was his next best option. Little stinker!
We left Boise and went back around through Twin Falls and Idaho Falls on our way to Wyoming.

This is at Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls. It is called the Niagara Falls of the west. It too was gorgeous!

We stopped at the temple in Idaho Falls and I wanted my picture taken in front of the flowers. As you can see, Tommy had to get the entire temple building in the shot.

The picture is pretty self explanatory and Wyoming in the summer is so green and lush. We don't see much of that in the summertime in Arizona. We stayed in Teton Village at an older hotel, but it was still nice. Can't beat the free breakfast!

Just outside of Jellystone, oh I mean Yellowstone. teehee!

Tommy and I after a short hike up to see Old Faithful blow her stack.

Old Faithful in the background, clearing her throat, getting ready to shoot in the air.
We had such a great time and saw the most beautiful countryside. Amazing how great we got along and didn't want to come home. Maybe next year for our 31st anniversary we will make it to Hawaii.


Valerie Ipson said...

Looks like it was a great trip. I can see why you wouldn't want to come back to hot, brown AZ.

Brittney Blount said...

Randy and I stayed in the wynn in las vegas a few months ago and saw the same show. It was awesome! What a fun trip!! I bet you enjoyed getting out of the heat.