Monday, January 25, 2010

southern utah adventure

Dear BYU,

Thanks for sending us on a wonderful trip to lovely St. George last weekend.

I know that the intended purpose was for me to interview some people in Fillmore, Cedar City, Kanab, and St. George about the Placement Program, but we really spent most of our time playing.

We quite enjoyed driving the cute little Prius you gave us to use. We are still trying to figure out how it knows to unlock the door when the keys are in my pocket and my hand is just at the door handle. It is a smart little thing. It doesn't unlock if I wave the key by the handle, only when my hand is just about to grab the handle and the key is nearby. It is also so smart that it locks the door for me when it sees me walking away with the keys. But I'm sure you already know this, because it is your car.

Thank you for paying for our hotels and food, too. We made a rule that we would only go to non-chain restaurants (something I think I will adopt for the rest of my life). Because of you and your fantastic usage of member's tithing, we were able go to fine dining such as Arshel's in Beaver, UT.

We also appreciate you providing me with hours to pay for a GPS system to guide us around foreign territory. Because of it, we were able to find Snow Canyon, Fremont Indian State Park, and the Shade Outlet store.

(That picture ^ was taken standing on here v )

The drive through Zion National Forest was especially beautiful. I though it was funny that we could experience snowy canyons and dry deserts all within a few hours.

So, thanks again, Cecil. This almost compensates for not letting us publish any findings.


Mackenzie and Beau


  1. looks like fun! I can't believe they gave you a car to take! also, cute jacket/vest!

  2. rad adventure! glad byu did something for you... :)

  3. Oh, I was going to say cute vest, too! :) Somebody beat me to it!!
    Cute pictures---glad you had a good time!