Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blue Lake

  This last weekend Caleb and I had a genius idea to take Friday off of work and to go and scuba dive and camp at Blue Lake (a cute little lake that is all about scuba and has like sunken manikin heads and boats etc.)  On our way there we were getting close to the salt flats (Blue Lake is in Wendover) and Caleb decided he wanted to top his car out which of course sounded fun to me.  So we pull off the exit to get to the salt flats and there are like almost a billion motor-homes all lined up.  We were so confused and then there were all these old fashioned cars.  I've never seen so many people at the salt flats before.  So we pull in and there is a line to get onto the salt flats and so we finally asked someone what was going on and duh! It was speed week!  Caleb was kind of disappointed because he knew he wasn't going to be able to top his car out but he got excited when he realized that we could drive through the pits and look at all the cool cars that would be racing that week!  We were hoping to see Bert from the movie World's Fastest Indian, but we realized he probably died a long time ago, but still good movie.  Anyway it was way cool to see all the crazy vehicles that are out there.  We had a blast.  Then we decided we better get out to Blue Lake before it gets dark so that we can get a dive in.  So Blue Lake is probably like a 30 min drive outside of Wendover on a semi-kept dirt road.
 Isn't it pretty?
 Well it decided to rain on us.  Right when we got out to the Lake we looked around and there was lightening everywhere! It was way cool to watch, but not so fun when you want to dive.  It also meant that there was a chance our car could get stuck and we would be there for a few days waiting for the mud to dry.  So we were ready to go get a hotel for the night in Wendover but we called and because of speed week the prices were $200 more than usual!!! Yeah normally they only cost $40.  So we were in a tight spot because we still wanted to get a dive in and we didn't want to just drive home.  Luckily after like an hour  it kind of cleared up and we decided we better take advantage.  So we got a dive in.  We saw some things we hadn't noticed before like a statue of a large praying mantis and a satellite dish.  It's also always fun to try and chase the fish.  After the dive we got out and it was raining again.  So we decided we better get out of there while we still could.  2 1/2 hours later we were home.  It was a way long day in the car, but it was still really fun.

Our 5k is on Sat.  I can now officially run 3 miles.  I'm pretty stoked.  Caleb can kick my trash but one day I will beat him ;)

1 comment:

Grandma said...

Spur of the moment = FUN TIME!
Good for you!!
Didn't know You guys were in to
running! Go for it!!!!