Thursday, May 7, 2009

Weekend in Moab

This past weekend we took a trip down to Moab to do some Jeepin'. We usually just go with Aaron's parents, but this time Aaron's sister and her family came too. They recently bought a Jeep and so now we had three Jeeps to crawl around the rocks in. The weather was beautiful, even when it rained, and we all had a great time. We even took Chloe on her first "real" Jeep ride. Somehow, she slept through most of it and was happy as a clam when she woke up.

Chloe had a good time playing outside in the dirt and I eventually had to give up and just let her get filthy. She spent most of her time picking up rocks and giving them to Grandpa and the rest of the time looking for stray dogs and cats...wondering around saying "da" and "meow." She loves animals right now and makes the cutest animal sounds. Our favorite is her tiny little "meow," it just melts your heart.

The trip was going off without a hitch until the guys decided to do one last trail before we left. It was called Metal Masher and it lived up to its name...Aaron broke one of his rear control arm brackets. It's pretty much what holds the axle under the jeep, so yeah, it's pretty important. I guess the guys were having a little too much fun! Aaron was able to drive it slowly back to camp but we couldn't drive it home in that condition. So, our vacation got extended one extra day and early Monday morning we took it in to a 4x4 shop and got it re-welded. Here's a picture of the carnage (as Aaron calls it)...


J and M Lloyd, est. 2004 said...

Just catching up on your blog. Love the new house! That candle thing above your bed is super cool. And don't you love that "slide" thing - so fun.

Kari said...

BUMMER! That's too bad you had jeep trouble right there at the end. We're bummed we missed you guys too. It's not like we give you a whole lot of notice anyways. One of these days maybe we can let you know ahead of time! And we want to see your new place!