last week mr. jeffy & i celebrated 10 years of wedded bliss. that’s 3,650 days of happily (& the occasional un-happily) ever after… a practically perfect life (the way i see it), filled with “moments that take our breath away.”
everything was delicious… the heirloom tomatoes & cheese, the scallops with braised oxtail, wild mushrooms & salted caramel reduction, the pork loin which was served with cannelloni, baby eggplant & creminelli mortadella, followed by a crunchy chocolate and peanut butter tart (which was devoured much to quickly to have it’s picture taken) – but, the portions were teeny tiny. i guess when they called it a “tasting menu,” they weren’t lying.
following our scrumptious dinner, we had just enough time to catch the cirque du soleil stage production of viva elvis. such a fitting show for veags, wouldn’t you say?
live music, amazing acrobats, live music & costumes i want to borrow – all made for an incredible evening. topped off by my husband quietly singing along to love me tender… practically a perfect evening.
although, after the show was over, i was still hungry. those high-priced, bite-sized (but amazingly delicious) portions, just weren’t enough.
luckily jeffy was prepared & steered us to holsteins shakes and buns. where they claim to create “uniquely crafted, bad-ass burgers and milkshakes,” & i have to say – i definitely agree. i had to restrain myself from literally licking my plate, filled with mini meat ball grinders & steak fries, absolutely clean. and i haven’t even mentioned the s’mores milk shake.
after awaking from a food coma the next morning, we hopped in the car, drove through the most beautiful gorge, in search of our next adventure, one that involved our mountain bikes…
seeing that my entire mountain biking experience has consisted of trails that resemble fire roads (with an occasional rock or two), i knew i was in for a shock when the road we were driving was bumpier than the trails i’m used to riding.
who knew our mountain bike adventure would include a 4-wheeling prelude with an amazing view of zions national park… gooseberry mesa, here we come!
luckily, i had someone to play “follow the leader” with. which is pretty important, when you’re mountain biking 3 feet from the edge, of an extremely high cliff, & not very good at riding in a straight line.
spending the day, riding through the “painted dessert” – makes me remember just how beautiful the red rock of zions national park really is. a view like this is priceless, & definitely worth 5.9 miles of being terrified on my mountain bike.