Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fourth of July Fun

We went to Idaho Falls to the Melelueca Firework Show that is "the best firework display west of the Mississippi" (I think that's the correct quote, if not, don't correct me :) ) It was quite fun. Riley thought the show was cool, Madisen wanted to go back to dad's truck, and Lily LOVED it. It was sooooo funny to watch her. She was laying on my tummy facing the fireworks and would clench her fists and hollar after each firework, wanting more....too cute. (I have some fun pictures to post of the firework show, but they are on the internal memory of my camera and I have no idea where my cord is to connect to my computer...) Well, Saturday we just planned on heading home but decided we were close to Rexburg and decided to go visit the college Bill attended. First we drove around the Temple and it is Beautiful and White...and it looks really small. The grounds are gorgeous and I love how it's up on the mountain over looking the valley. He showed us where he used to live and where Aunt Keri lived and where he worked, and his old girlfriends house...ok I just made that up...then we stopped and ate at the infamous Big Judd's.....A funny story behind this.....Bill couldn't remember where the resaurant was and so he made me run into Walgreens and ask the cashier. So, I go up to the register and ask the lady, "We are from out of town and have heard about a fun great restaraunt called " Big Juggs" and I'm wondering if it's still around?" She said, um....haven't heard of that one, but there is one called Bigg Judd's. I was a little embarrassed....ok ALOT embarrased but oh well, we got there. They have a HUGE hamburger and if you eat it all, they take a picture of you and put it on the wall...We weren't feeling that ambitious so just ate a normal burger. On the way back into Idaho Falls we remembered a place called Bear World that we saw on our way into Rexburg... We stopped there and had an INCREDIBLE time. You have to stay in your car and drive around the park an see all sorts of wild life....then you get to the bear section and they tell you to KEEP YOUR WINDOWS UP AND DO NOT STOP. We saw grizzly bears, black bears and brown bears.....of course we had to stop to get a good look....so did the people in front of us! *****WARNING***** You can tell I thought this video was great.....


Some weird albino elk sort of a thing???
Riley loved the huge elk.
Grizzly Bear - He looked mean! (Go Grizzly's)

11 comments:

Leah said...

I am just a little jealous that you got to go to IF for the fireworks! BTW its Melaleuca!! haha my dad would be proud. And I was laughing so hard when you said "Big Juggs!" I can totally picture that scenario. That's something I would do! And good job on resisting the Ginormous Burger you could have eaten!

Leslie & Josh said...

We just went there on the third of June and I've been waiting to get my pics off my camera to post them. I wish we would have known you guys were in town. You probably drove right past our house! Glad you had fun.

Mark and Lachelle said...

Yes, you are correct, Melaleuca has the biggest firework show west of the Mississippi (gosh, you'd never guess my dad works for them huh?) And I love "Big Juggs" as you would call it! Funny story actually; I actually went there on a prom date!! It was hilarious! Can you imagine all these girls and guys in prom dresses and tuxes? It was funny!

Misty said...

That sounds like lots of fun! J.T. is on the wall at Big Judds. He ate the entire thing a few years ago! Next time you are there you'll have to spot him on the wall!

Kristy said...

Loved video wow!!! What a fun time. I just read Misty's comment when I was reading your blog I thought JT might be there I guess he really is.

Rich & Andrea said...

Okay now that's some serious blogging. My kids aren't going to be able to get enough of that video. Good job. That actually looks fun, I wish we had something like that here.

rachel said...

First of all, it was so fun to see you and your cute family last weekend at the reunion!! You and Billy have some real moves:)
Having personally seen the fireworks show off the Mississippi I still think Melaleuca's is the best. I was laughing so hard about Big Juggs:):)

Jana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEN!

Nic & Ashley Haws said...

Your family is so beautiful! Sounds like you guys are having so much fun! I can't believe that video you have! I would be terrified having a bear so close! We hope the remainder of your summer is awesome!

Leah said...

Alright Jen, time to come clean. I was just reading your mom's blog. Did you all really get tattoos while is Vegas???!!!!

Leah said...

And...I just saw some pics of your kids on Andrea's blog and they are so cute! Lily is getting so big. She is adorable. And where the crap did Maddison (forgot how you spelled her name) get all of her beautiful hair? NOt fair!!