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Babymoon: a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby.

As has been our tradition for the past few years, we just got back from our spring break/anniversary/babymoon trip (the last descriptor is obviously new as of this year). We went to Monterey, California this time to thaw out from the Logan winter. We got to see the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Carmel-by-the-sea, and Big Sur.

Things we learned on our trip:

  • Towns in Nevada were either all named by J.R.R. Tolkien, twelve year old boys, or Google’s captcha generator. (i.e. Golconda, Valmy, Beowawe, and Elburz)
  • The best rest stops along the I-80 corridor between Salt Lake City and the west coast are in Donner Pass, CA; Colfax, CA; and Tooele/Grantsville, UT. The worst were in Nevada. We tried most of them.
  • If I lived on the ocean, I would have a pet otter.
  • We should only eat sustainable seafood. Halibut is sustainable seafood. Yum.
  • There are always ways around paying for parking.
  • If I was a cow I would rather live at Big Sur than the rest stop in Winnemucca, NV.
  • 95% of California is shopping malls and freeways. The other 5% is worth seeing. Below you can see some of that 5%.
Bike Bonanza

Bike Bonanza

Now that we no longer have mountains of homework to do, Noel and I have decided to become less boring. Our first activity: The Cache Valley Bike Festival. Aggie Blue Bikes (this group on campus that checks out bikes like a library does books) put on the event. They had free general bike tune-ups and I learned that my bike is in great shape (my father would be proud) and Noel’s bike . . . well let’s just say he’s probably gotten more use out of his. While we were there we also participated in the “Slow Bike” contest where the person who takes the longest to cross the finish line without touching the ground wins, as well as the bike toss where we got to chuck this really old bike (kind of like a discus, but better). We didn’t win any prizes, but we got some great footage of the festivities.