Friday, February 22, 2008

What a Weekend!

I am so glad it is Friday, I live for the weekends!!! So, now that it is Friday, and work is slowing down, I have time to write about our wonderful and crazy weekend last week. First of all, Eric took me to this amazing restaurant, Metropolitan, in SLC. Not only was this a celebration of the Valentine holiday, but later we realized it was also our three month anniversary :) I have never been to such a fancy place. The waiters take all of your dishes and silverware between each course so we went through like 25 pieces of silverware each, and who knows how many plates. Ha! It was so cool. Before we ordered I really needed to use the restroom, when the waiter came by I asked if they had a bathroom I could use. His response..."No, just hold it." I thought he was serious, and decided it must not be kosher to ask such a thing in a fancy restaurant. I felt dumb, and then he said he was kidding and showed me where it was. I still felt dumb.

We ate all kinds of interesting, yet delicious food items...wild mushroom tarts, oysters, sweet potato soup, shrimp bisque, lobster, steak, buffalo, some sorbet stuff to "cleanse our pallets" and awesome chocolate fondue. Yum!! It was such a fun experience, and the best part....the whole meal took like two or three hours so Eric and I had plenty of time to just talk.

Oh yeah, on the way up, we were going to stop by Cabela's but then Eric said, "wanna go look at a car in Salt Lake?" (We've been searching for an economical car to replace my gas hog of a Blazer.) I did of course, so we went and looked at it, we both loved it, and we just picked it up on Wednesday. I love it, it is a silver Subaru Impreza. So cool, and perfect since it is all wheel drive.

Eric and I went snowmobiling on Saturday and then since Monday was a holiday we had my brother in law Jeremy up to snowmobile and snowboard. It was a lot of fun but for sure the scariest snowmobiling trip of my life. Eric is fearless, and he does these crazy turns on the snowmobiles that completely lay the sleds on their sides. So, on Monday he was doing them on all these steep hills, which I must say was quite impressive. I stopped at the bottom of a hill, he was doing the turns on, to watch him. All of a sudden the snowmobile started rolling over. It rolled over twice with Eric on it. All I could think of was our neighbor who rolled his four-wheeler over him and is now a paraplegic. I was freaking out, I was screaming his name and I took off running up the hill side. When I got to him both he and the sled were right side up. I asked him if he was okay and all he could say was, "THAT WAS AWESOME!!! And look I didn't even break anything on the snowmobile!" Oh my HECK!!! Scare me to death!!! I guess Eric is justified in his fearlessness, only his leg got a bit bruised.

After the rolling we started heading home but played around on the way back. There was this super steep hill that I didn't want to go up, I didn't think I would be able to make it all the way up because it was seriously SO steep. Eric went up it a couple times and talked me into going up it. I told him I didn't want to jump at the top of the hill and he said that if I slowed down near the top I wouldn't jump. I pinned the gas almost all the way to the top and let go of the gas maybe 20 feet before the top to prevent myself from doing any kind of a jump. Well little did I know, I hit the top going maybe 40 mph and totally flew off the top. I flew forward 30 or 35 feet and got more air than I was excited about. I was freaking out, I almost landed on the downside of the other side of the mountain. Well, I was already in the crying mood because of Eric's rolling his snowmobile over himself, so needless to say, I was bawling by the time I landed. Freaked me out!!! I had the two best adrenaline rushes of probably my whole life in one day. Sweet :)


Alison said...

Oh my goodness that would have been so hard for me to go through! I would have reacted the same way! Our husbands are the same in taking risks that worry their wives that they could get hurt badly.
That sounds like a wonderful v-day/three month anniversary dinner. Those dates are always the best.

The Dally Llama said...

Welcome to the world of Subaru ownership. You've probably already learned how incredible they are in snow and slop, but let me tell you to prepare to be consistently AMAZED with how they handle sloppy conditions.

Kari Ann said...

Sounds like an adventurous snowmobiling trip, to say the least.

Whitney Taylor said...

Nakita we need to get together. chris and I have the most random's always changing and consistently conflicting! But we are free Saturday nights a lot! I'll call you!