Tuesday, January 6, 2009

St. Geoge Weekend

We spent the weekend in St. George and having a fun time. It was Diana's birthday, so it was also a special occasion. We drove down on the 1st of January hoping to get some yummy dinner at Marv's and then get a Golden Spoon. Our hopes were dashed when we get to St. George and everything is closed! We ended up at Quiznos getting subs and then not getting our Golden Spoon either. Sad for us.

The next day we got up and I went golfing while the kids and Diana hung out. While in St. George we were planning on spending some time with our friends, the Ridings. Imagine my surprise as I arrived back at the condo complex and in the parking lot is the Riding car. I go in and the Riding mom and kids are ready to get out on the town. We end up at The Pizza Factory having lunch and then off to the movie theatre to see Bedtime Stories. Bedtime Stories was hilarious by the way, one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. I laughed freely and loudly as Jordan told me he could here me laughing from where he sat (the kids and the Ridings sat away from me and Diana). After the movie we took the two Riding boys back to the condo and Riding mom and baby girl went back to their home base for a while. They said they would come back later to play games. I thought they might be a while, but about an hour later there was a knock on the door and the Riding were here to have dinner, watch the Sugar Bowl and play games. We watched the game and talked for a while and then taught the Riding adults how to play Nertz while the kids just played and played. By the way, way to go Utes with the big win. I counted them out a long time ago but they did it. Good job. The Riding left after Diana and I won at Nertz. We were awesome, we do not usually win. After the Ridings left us idiots stayed up and played Phase 10 until 2:30 in the morning. At least I can say I won, I don't know what excuse anyone else is using for staying up so late.

Saturday morning came quickly for us. We had decided to go play laser tag with the Riding boys. I go to pick them up and we head to Laser Mania in St. George to get a two hour pass. We love laser tag. It is awesome. I know why Barney loves it so much. We laser tag for our time and have a great time. I win almost every time out, usually destroying everyone. It was fun. The kids loved it. The Riding dad even got injured while trying to jump through what he thought was an open square, but was really covered with chain link fence (it is hard to see in the playing area).

After laser tag the Ridings had to go home, but we had a blast with them during the time they were in St. George with us. Can't wait to do it all again around Easter when we will be back down. We came back from Laser Tag and just hung out for a while. I got a car wash and went to Great Harvest to get the bread for Diana's french toast on Sunday as well as Golden Spoon for ice cream. Diana got Gingerbread and she loved it. I also got some Chocolate Malt for Sunday, it wasn't very good. Saturday night we went to Texas Roadhouse and met Diana's brother that lives in Vegas. He made the drive up with his wife to see us (last time we were in St. George we drove to Vegas to see them). It was a fun time. I am still not a Texas Roadhouse fan, but it was not as bad as I remembered and I would probably go there again. I just think I could spend $5 for the whole family and get a better meal at Lone Star. We came back from Texas Roadhouse and played Mexi Train until about midnight and then went to bed. I was exhausted.

I love going to St. George, it is just so much fun. The weather is pretty good and we just go, go, go the whole time. I can't wait to go down there again!


nertzfan said...

Hi, I found your blog post through a search for “Nertz”. It is cool to see others that know about the game. I hope you don’t mind but I wanted to let you know about playnertz.com, the site for the National Nertz Association. There is a bunch of interesting Nertz information there and you can also find out how to play Nertz online there. I hope you will check it out. Feel free to join and also let your friends and family know. Thanks

RyRy said...

Matt-U -- I know you probably think that comment was from me...but I wanted to set the record straight that I am not nertzfan.