Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lagoon & More Doxey's

As previously mentioned, I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I have been sky diving and bungee jumping, I'm scuba certified and I really want to go down in a shark cage… anything that puts the wind blowing in my face or that cringy feeling in my stomach, I absolutely adore. Things like this:

(Sorry the quality isn't great and sorry you have to tilt your head to the left to watch it- it wouldn't let me rotate it)

That was a bungee swing at Oribi Gorge near Durban, South Africa. So fun. I went twice. The best thing around here for giving me that feeling, without also being too ridiculously expensive, is the the Catapult ride at Lagoon. The below pictures aren't of the one at Lagoon, but it's the same ride:

It's one of the rides you have to pay extra for, which is lame, but I love it. Lagoon is most definitely not the most impressive amusement park in the world, but it's the best/closest we've got and it has at least been cleaned up a bit and added several rides in the last decade.

Lauren, the youngest daughter of my good friends the Doxey's from St. George (they have four girls), has been working at Lagoon this summer as one of the performers in their Broadway show. Isn't she a doll?

My very good friend Jess, the eldest Doxey, and her husband Scooter, have been at Oxford the past year for his grad school and barely came home a couple of weeks ago and went practically straight to Kansas City where Scooter is starting medical school. So, Lauren has seen them for about five minutes in the past eleven months. I luckily got a chance to see them for two weeks this past March when we went on a trip to Italy. Yesterday Jess came to Salt Lake, just for the day, to go to Lagoon and see Lauren's show, and then we all went out to dinner. I'm not sure when I'll see Jess next, sad story. I mean, I hear everything's up to date in Kansas City and they've gone about as far as they can go (wink, wink), but it's still not on my, fairly long, places-to-go list. Maybe we'll just have to pick a fun city somewhere and meet in the middle. Sigh.

(What a very pastel bouquet we make)


Dave and Kirst said...

aw! wish i could have come! :( glad it all went well. and i like that pastels.

Scooter and Jessica Plowman said...

Everything is up to date in Kansas City... I should know! It was so fun to see you. We will see each other before too long. Promise.

Haylscat said...

I demand, er, I mean, I ACCEPT that promise ;)