Monday, July 23, 2012

Two Date-Nights in a Row!

This weekend was really nice.  Clint and I finally got Friday night and Saturday afternoon to kids!  It was so nice and well needed!
On Friday night, we went to Sportsman's Warehouse to "look around" and get a case for Clint's new Camp Chef he got with gift cards he got from his birthday and Fathers day.  We also looked around and drooled over all the camping gear, fishing gear, and everything else they sell.  I know, I know, not very exciting, but it was just nice to be without kids for awhile.  
Then we went to the movies to see "The Dark Knight Rises".  It was really good.  It was about 3 hours long so that pretty much took our whole evening, but it was good to just be with Clint and not have to worry about the kids....I even put my phone on silent...well vibrate.  Dallin and Calvin are great babysitters.  When we got home they had the girls in bed.....asleep.  If you know my girls you know that is a great feat.    When we told the boys what we saw, they were jealous.  Maybe some day will take them to see it or just rent it when goes on dvd.
Then, on Saturday, Clint helped out with a boy, in our last ward, Eagle Scout project for about six hours that morning, then came home and got cleaned up then we went to Lake Mead to go on a Site-seeing cruise.  We got tickets for it back in March or Feb., I think, when we donated blood.  Well, I did.  Clint couldn't that day because wasn't feeling well, but he still got one for trying.  I was happy because I had someone to go with me.
It was fun, but hot.  When we first got on the paddle boat, we went up to the top level and the wind was blowing a little and it was rocking the boat.  I got a little nauseous, but it didn't last long.  It was fun and very informative.  We cruised to the Hoover Dam and on the way, the guide told up all about the history of Las Vegas and Hoover Dam and how the Mormons settled in Salt Lake and came down and settled Vegas, or at least part of it.  He also told some really bad "dam" jokes.  Hahaha!  Anyway, here are few pictures.....
It took up all afternoon because we were planning on taking the 12:00 p.m. cruise, but couldn't find it in time.  So we went into Boulder City to eat some lunch and drove over the Hoover Dam.  (That's all we had time for), then went back in time to get on the 2:00 cruise.

 This side is Arizona                                              This side is Nevada              
 Look how far Lake Mead has gone down.  At least 50 ft. 

 Approaching Hoover Dam

 Hoover Dam and the Bypass bridge.  It is AMAZING in person.  Pictures don't do it justice.


Olivia Cobian said...

How great that your boys are old enough to babysit! I look forward to that time! Glad you had two fun dates!

Hi, I'm Hannah. said...

Looks like a DAM good time! :)