Monday, September 10, 2007
Adam and I are getting pretty restless out here. I still have not started working because my new company is working on getting a web data base set up so that I can work effectively from home... and when is Adam ever going to start school? With limited funds and unlimited amounts of time, we are about out of home improvement projects to keep us busy. Don't get me wrong, we have been having fun but we are both anxious to start in on things that are a little more productive. Actually, we have been enjoying the fruits that southern California has to offer quite a bit. We hit several hot spots this last week and I regret that I did not take more pictures. We went up to Green Valley Lake in Big Bear. It was about 30 degrees cooler up in the mountains and it felt wonderful. It was pretty too. At first, I was quite skeptical of the mountains here having come from Utah, but they do have something to offer. Adam and I decided that we need to find a babysitter so we can hop on the motorcycle and go for a ride up there. This nice 7000 foot ascent is only a half hour away from our house. We also went to Huntington Beach and took Duane to the dog beach. He didn't like the way salt water tastes. But we actually got him to play with other dogs and venture into the water a little bit. Success. Adam's family then came down on Thursday. We went to San Diego to watch Marc's football team play a high school down there. So we made a pit stop at the San Diego zoo. Adam has been talking for two and a half years (the entire time we have been married) about how cool the reptile house is at the zoo. Dream realized. He has the most amazing memory; he remembered everything he saw there from when he was like 8 years old. It was pretty cool but I have a question: Is it really all that noble to save animals from extinction if the only place they are going to survive is in the zoo? I mean, I know humans have had an impact on the environment and what not, but the zoo animals are hardly examples of animals that actually exist in their natural environment. And if they can't cut it in the wild, why is it all that important to prevent them from going extinct by keeping a relic in the zoo? Every animal we saw had a big paragraph shpeal (I don't know how to spell that, but you know what I mean) about how it was endangered and the zoo was doing everything it could to keep it alive. I'm just not sure if keeping an animal alive in the zoo is really all that laudable if it can't survive in the wild. Am I missing something? Anyway, you'll have to read Heather's blog if you want pictures and accounts of all the cool stuff we did all weekend because I didn't bring my camera. We also went to the BYU/UCLA game on Saturday. BYU played a disappointing game and lost, but it was a lot of fun. We had a barbecue in the house truck (that's what Jonah calls Bryan's cool motor home) after the game and successfully avoided traffic. Everyone went home after Grace's baby blessing yesterday so here we are again with another week-the last one- of pool hopping and beach bumming.