Thursday, August 14, 2008

Boise Day #4: Celebrating 11 Years



Today was our 11 year wedding anniversary which Cami and I celebrated with a big 4.5 hour ride, followed by a nice dinner on the town. We rode to Bogus Basin Ski Resort and while Cami didn't have the greatest legs (by her own admission) she did a great ride. As we began the ascent to Bogus Basin (15.6 miles and 3,497 feet of elevation gain according to my Suunto T6) I remarked that the climb would be a type of our marriage: Lots of difficult, tough, hard work rewarded by happiness, satisfaction and a great feeling of accomplishment. Having said that, I'm not sure how to interpret the fact that my average heart rate for the climb was a very low 111 bpm. Perhaps being married to Cami is much easier than being married to me? :)

Dinner was at Barbacoa which, for the Utah readers, is NOT related to the restaurants of the same name in Salt Lake City. Filet for me, cooked medium rare, pasta primavera for Cami, with an appetizer of guacamole prepared tableside and a complimentary flan for dessert. Well, for our first dessert. As soon as I get the kids in bed I'll settle down with a generous slice of pie with an equally generous side of ice cream!

Notes:

It isn't easy (at least not for me) to take a picture with my Blackberry of my wife and I kissing after a 3,500 foot climb. Even with the tiny mirror on the back of the phone it required numerous attempts, mainly because Cami kept laughing.

Yes, Cami wore a helmet for the entire ride. She just took it off when we stopped at the top. Me, I was too lazy to remove my sunglasses from my helmet so I just left it on.

My gift to Cami was a PayDay candy bar. Sounds lame I know, but after finishing the climb she was pretty stoked when I pulled it out of my jersey pocket!


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7 comments:

StupidBike said...

happy 11th

that means you all got married exactly 2 days before we did, we celebrate 11 Saturday.

weird.

Utah Mnt biker said...

Happy 11th. You call that a kiss? :)

irideiwrite said...

ewwwwwwwww, yuck!
/my daughter when I get kissed by my wife.

No. 17 is next month for us. We're celebrating a week early in Jackson where I will let my wife give me a good rubdown after LOTOJA

KanyonKris said...

19 was Sunday. August is a big wedding month.

I am Matt said...

Yes august 12th was ours, at 3 years. Congrats!!

patty said...

when are you two love birds going to hang out with your old friends from payson?? We'd love to go for a ride sometime this fall and get our kids together.

UtRider said...

Patty -

Call us and we'll figure out a day that works. I've developed some reasonable skills with our new grill so it would be fun to have a backyard bbq before summer ends!