Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday December 28th

Snow Canyon, Kolub Canyon, Silver Reef, Bryce

First thing in the morning. Self explanatory.
The valve wasn't opening because it was frozen. Blow drying it helped.

More Snow Canyon photos before we leave.

See the little dots on the red hill? You may need to blow up photo.

The St George, Utah Post Office is in the Ace Hardware store.

This is about all we got to see of Kolub Canyon, as the road was closed due to ice and snow.

Silver Reef

On the road ...

Near Silver Reef.
This nice man helped us turn around on the road when it became too icy. Good thing, because it was my idea to be on that road in the first place, and I never would have heard the end of it had we gotten stuck.

On the road ...
You REALLY want to make this turn.
Red Canyon


My Pi checks into Ruby's Inn Campground.
The campground.

Shabbos December 28th

We spent Shabbos at Snow Canyon State Park. Excellent place to spend Shabbos. Scenic campsite, lots of stuff to do right there, very quiet.

For obvious reasons, no pictures from the day.

However, we did a ranger walk in the morning to Butterfly Canyon and Petrified Dunes trail. In the afternoon, we did the Hidden Pinyon Trail and Three Ponds Trail.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Friday December 6th

We wake up to blue skies!!! View from the campground
We drive to "Pah Tempe" Hot Springs. Ancient Native American phrase meaning "Here Come Some Tourists." It is sort of closed but sort of open to groups. I didn't get the full story. Some legal issue? We are a group of two.

The springs.
A tzinus bathing picture

Another view of the springs

A few hours later, we drive back to Snow Canyon and get ready for Shabbos.

I don't have a chance to shower so I smell of sulfer all Shabbos.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thursday December 25 more

Sam's Town Vegas to Snow Canyon Utah

Virgin River Canyon

poor internet connection. more to come.

More is here.

Rainy day at Snow Canyon.

First Lunch ...

Can anyone guess what's for lunch?

Then Hike (more of a walk , really) Johnson Canyon, Jenny's Canyon, Jenny's Overlook.

Johnson Arch

Q: What's Black, White, and Red all over?
A: Navaho Sandstone and Basalt covered with snow.

Evening, Video: Shrek 3.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

December 24

Walk around Sam's Town (Resort, Casino, RV Park, Tourist Trap, Tacky But Well Done, Hilarious)



Drive. Stop at Casa Blanca Resort, Casino, RV Park, Seen Better Days. Mesquite Nevada.

December 23

From JFK

To Sam's Town, Las VegasSam's Town: Resort, Casino, and RV Park. Bagels, Tanning, Karate.

Anyone want to guess how much we paid?

By the time we finally got to bed, my Pi commented that it was about the time he is usually getting up in the morning.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Parental Units and Cute Baby Bunnies

So where did the term Parental Units come from?

The first time I personally heard of it used was in The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Very good book.

I understand it was also used in a Coneheads skit on Saturday Night Live.

Regarding the Cute Baby Bunnies... I misunderstand from the Lump that all you need to do to generate a gazillion hits on a blog is to include the text Cute Baby Bunnies in the post.

However, Yoni let me know that "you need to actually post a picture of cute bunnies!"

So here is a picture of a cute baby bunny:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Holiday Bingo

Last Wednesday was the company "Holiday Party".

One of the highlights was playing "Holiday Bingo".

The words that were used are hilarious. And I will play Freud by analyzing the different ways in which people mark a bingo square as having been called.

This was the way most people marked off their boxes.
So... these people are normal, average.

Too lazy to draw the second diagonal line.


Timid. Indecisive.

This was my favorite. This person is clearly artistic. Also very thorough. Or just plain OCD.

To lazy to play.

Another amusing thing.

There was supposed to have also been a "Employee Names Bingo." Someone, I won't mention names so as not to embarrass the dim, decided that there were not enough "Employee Names Bingo" cards, so he/she Xeroxed some of them so as to get more.

That would have been a fun game. Winner is the first to yell bingo after getting bingo.