Friday, September 24, 2010

Geek Week 2010 @ Park City!

Every year Jody makes the trek to Utah to catch up on old times and to play video games with Dustin.. They used to do this every week or two when we lived in Austin and now call their annual gathering "Geek Week"! This year they gamed in style! Since Jody's trip overlapped with Dustin and Jen's family vacation to Park City they were able to spend a few days at the condo rather than at the house! They played hard but made time to relax and enjoy the sites as well!

Here is Dustin, Jody and Glen riding up the chairlift... Glen stayed on the lift and went to the top of the mountain while Dustin and Jody made their way to the zip line.

Can you believe it? Not a single person in line! Awesome! Lets do this!

For being Jody's first time, he jumped into that zipline seat without a problem! What a rush!

After the Zipline we headed over to the Alpine slide.. The only thing between us and 3000 feet of winding concrete was a tiny sled with a hand brake in the center..

I of course let Jody go first so I wouldn't have to hear him screaming in fear as he raced down in the track beside me.. ;-) Just kidding Jody.. I would never do that.. I made it my goal to beat you to the bottom.. Just so the next round you would blow the socks off of my previous track peed record.. lol!

After hitting a few rides, we were heading back up the mountain and crossed paths with Dad as he was coming back down from his trip to the top of the mountain!

So we had to take him on the next big ride.. The Alpine Coaster! This is one of the only graity-propelled roller coasters that I know of.. It zooms you through the mountainous twists and turns at speeds up to 35mph!! I believe it too.. We were cruising!

This is the ride up to the top.. You can see Dad and Jody (well part of him you can see)

We also took Jody to the Olympic park to watch the US, Canadian, and Australian free style skiers practicing.. We watched them for FREEEEEEEEE! Not too many places you can go these days to watch something like this without spending a penny. Coool!

Jody looked like a natural in this sled.. Who knows, maybe we'll see him at the next winter games? Look for a guy with a luge outfit with a joker across the front of his speed suit.. heh heh..

This is the ski jump where we watched several athletes do some crazy aerials.

Wave to the camera and say "Mom check out the insanely talented skier jumping over my hand!"

Ok that looked fun, I had to take a picture too.. My skier was doing the "superman"..

As you can see we had a great time in Park City.. I didn't get any pictures of us playing video games in between all of this fun, because hey lets be realistic.. Who wants to see pictures of two grown men sitting on a couch eating pizza and playing Halo, Army of Two, God of War, and Uncharted 2? Wow.. now that I typed that all out, thats pretty impressive! We played a lot of Vids!! Git yer game on!!! And get ready for next year's Geek Week! It'll be here before you know it! hah!

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