Sunday, February 16, 2014

Our trip to Pahrump!

Actual Date: August 7 to August 11, 2013
Remember in my last post how I said that Daniel's parents moved to Nevada in last June? Well, we decided to take a quick end-of-summer road trip to go and visit them! We were lucky enough to go down at the same time as a few other family members. It was such a fun trip! We loved getting to know the cute little town of Pahrump, and had lots of adventures along the way.

We drove down at night, which actually turned out to be a pretty gorgeous drive. 

The first morning we were there, we were sent to get some donuts from a local donut shop. We ordered a dozen donuts, and they gave us 18. We aren't really sure why...perhaps a Pahrumpian "baker's dozen" is different than Utah? Did they struggle to count? Were they the nicest donut shop workers ever? Either way, thanks guys! They were delicious!

Daniel's parents moved into an absolutely gorgeous house in a neighborhood right off of a golf course. Their house even came with a Koi Pond!! We had the best time sitting out on the back porch, feeding the fish way too much, and looking at all of the lilies and wildlife in the pond.

Speaking of wildlife...we saw SO many animals while we were down there! Koi, toads, rabbits, birds of prey, a turtle, a heron, and more. The coolest thing was when we saw the toads chowing down on spiders and other insects. I wanted to bring one home to take up residence in my apartment.

We got to visit Daniel's Dad at his office, I saw how artichokes really grow, and Daniel went out to play a round of golf with his new clubs!

We also discovered a boxed pretzel dough mix while we were down there that is the stuff of legend. It was SO GOOD! We made one box the first day and annihilated it.  By the next day we were all craving it so bad that Kimi and I were sent to the store. True to form, this is what we brought back. Pretty sure the Pahrumpian cashiers thought we were mental.

One of the days, Daniel and I hit up Vegas with Kimi and Emily. Good times were had by all. We shopped, had gelato and pizza, and explored the strip. And Daniel only got one comment about being from Utah and having 3 wives!

Overall, it was a super fun vacation spent with family! We are so excited to go back. We are headed down in just a few short weeks to visit, and see Celine Dion in Vegas with Daniel's parents. Can't wait!!


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