I have done so much since the last time i blogged. where do i even begin. Since the last time i updated my blog i have been to San Diego, Bonneville Salt Flats and Flaming Gorge.
Lets Start with San Diego, I went to San Diego for the 24th of July weekend and spent a bunch of time with my brother and some of his military buddies, since he is in the military haha. I hadn't seen my brother in about 8 months so it was long overdue. I got there late friday night and was there until Monday morning, if you ask me that is for sure not enough time. I drove down with Pat and we stopped at the worlds largest thermometer in Baker, CA. Quite the site if you ask me, a huge thermometer is about all Baker has to offer besides some gasoline. When we got to San Diego the first night we just hung out at my brothers place in Vista, I was so tired from the drive that I passed out pretty early after watching stupid youtube videos with James for a bit. I would have pictures of this trip but i seem to have misplaced my camera in Pats car and when he left to go to Santa Barbara and then up to Redding, he had it with him, bummer, I know. So, continuing on i had a nice relaxing weekend of playing golf, boogie boarding, and boogie boarding. The drive home was definitely the hardest part of the trip. I did not want to leave at all!
Lets continue on to Bonneville.
I was fortunate enough to go to the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week and watch my Grandpa compete with a brand new car.
I actually got to dabble in helping my Grandpa with some of the work on this car which is awesome.
The car ran great but unfortunately the shift linkage wouldnt work right and he couldnt get it into 3rd gear, also the starter shaft broke, we managed to rig one up out of some parts that some other teams helped us with. One of the reasons I love land speed racing is because its a total grassroots experience, and teams will help other teams where they can if they need it. It makes for an amazing weekend even if you just work on the car all weekend, which i pretty much did, but thats what i love, wrenching.
This leads us into Flaming Gorge!
My Uncle and his family were so awesome and invited me to spend a half week at Flaming Gorge with them in Wyoming. I drove out there on wednesday afternoon. We wrapped things up and headed home friday night; but two days of wake boarding was about all i could handle.
I did a lot of wakeboarding, wake surfing, and some wake skating. My personal opinion is that you cant go wrong when there is the word wake involved with a board of some sort.
Flaming Gorge is so beautiful and i just hoped that i would find some sort of cliff to jump off of and guess what.