Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Staycation

This past Saturday Robyn and I decided we needed a vacation.  You can understand why.  It had been 6 days since we got home from San Diego so we were pretty much due for another vacation.

Unfortunately, since we had just taken a trip it wasn't really feasible to take another.  But we did something almost as awesome.  We took a "vacation from our problems".  It was the most fabulous thing ever.

I got up in the wee hours of the morning to mow the lawn before Robyn woke up.  That way I could be on vacation the rest of the day.  We started by going out to breakfast.   Robyn picked a place that had been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives(she's a Food Network guru).  It was called the Blue Plate Diner.  I had a most delicious omelet with "homefries" (yummy fried potatoes) and pancakes.  It filled my heart with gladness and took away all my sadness.
More yummy than you can possibly imagine
 After that we went to Sugarhouse Park and walked around the whole park.  According to Google Maps we only walked 1.4 miles, so we probably didn't burn off our delicious breakfast, but we had fun anyway.
We found this fun pond

We also found this cool tunnel going under the road.
When I saw the cool tunnel I wanted to be a fugitive being chased by a U.S. Marshal.  I could tell him I didn't kill my wife and he wouldn't care.  Maybe that actually wouldn't be fun.

For lunch, we used our new juicer to make some delicious juice.  It was soo good.  We put in all sorts of things like grapes, carrots, spinach, apples and pears.  It juiced them all for us and spit out this goodness.
I know you don't usually drink green things, but it's awesome I promise.
Look how happy it made me.
That evening we got to go out to eat again.  We went out for some Thai food.  It was awesome.  I need to visit Thailand for the food.  That is how I feel.

When you're on vacation you get to go out for dessert as well.  We went out for cupcakes and "cake bites".  Cake bites are apparently the new trendy thing among desserts.  I'm unaware of what is trendy.  But I am aware of what is delicious.
These are delicious.
The moral of the story is that normal life is lame.  But you can be on vacation just by sayin' so.


  1. I work right across the street from that park. Definitely a fun and beautiful place to walk around with the family.

  2. I love the Blue Plate Diner. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

  3. where did you get the cake bites? BTW, I feel so sad for you that it had been 6 days since your vacation. For sure you needed a break!

  4. Your staycation looks super fun. Doug and I are overdue for taking one ourselves. We figured we earned it since we missed out on a whole summer together.

    My love for Thai food has been growing recently too. One of my best friends went to Thailand on her mission. She knows some of the best places from Salt Lake to Provo if you ever want recommendations. ...or recipes for making Thai food yourself.

  5. glarcy, It was a place in Orem called the Sweet Tooth Fairy. They sell cupcakes and cake bites. It was pretty good.

    Heather, Yes we are very interested in all the good Thai places as well as recipes. We must discuss this further.

  6. Love a good staycation. I have about three a week. I'm glad that you ate good food and got some exercise. I'm also glad that you took a picture of the tunnel. I wish you had tubed down it though. That has been my favorite activity for last couple of weeks. Though the one I go down is a lot longer. I feel a lot more like Harrison Ford because it is so dark in there. Oh, and I didn't kill my wife.

  7. Love it! Sounds like my kind of day. And BTW, my absolute favorite parts of any of your blogs is the random song lyrics thrown in there. I bet a lot of people don't even pick up on them, but when your head is full of a bajillion song lyrics and not much else (as mine is) it instantly puts me in a sing song mood... Fills my heart with gladness...

  8. It was a great day! Oh, It has been a few days so I think it is time to go again! You get to be in charge of the next one.

  9. #1 I tried my first cake bite from the sweet tooth fairy as well. Well, I tasted a sample and bought a cupcake. Yummy. Does that make me trendy?
    #2 Do you own a Jack Lalanne Power Juicer???? I want one!

  10. Deanna,
    #1 You're totally trendy.

    #2 No, it's a Breville juicer. We bought it from Bed, Bath and Beyond. I'm not a juicer guru so I don't know if it's more or less cool than the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer. But it gets the job done and makes delicious juice, so we're happy.

  11. Lacy, I'm glad you like my random song lyrics. You may or may not have noticed but I tend to throw in random movie quotes as well. I'm pretty sure that nothing I say is actually original. I just remix quotes that I have heard from various venues.

  12. What a great day! I love staycations.


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