Thursday, September 25, 2008

Adventures in Pleasantgroveland!

Last week on Dave's day off, we decided we would try and go up to Battle Creek Falls in Pleasant Grove. I LOVE waterfalls and didn't realize there were some so close to us, needless to say I was all over it. The rest of the fam, not so much. But I forced them to go anyway. Mwaa ha ha! I had gotten the directions to the place from some stupid website, that took us all over up by American Fork Canyon and whatnot, we managed to go clear around when it should've been a straight shot. Now we know for next time. If I can ever convince my family to go back up there. You see, there were some strange things going on there.....strange indeed. After the run around, we head to the top of the mountain, not really the top, but close. All of a sudden the road just ends and its a little weird. We get out of the car, there is NO one around, just one lone truck parked nearby but no one to be seen. There are these really strange bugs making really loud noises, it was weird. So from the start, we're a little weirded out. Did I mention it was weird? No? Oh, yes. Okay. So, we start down the trail, about ten feet in David sees some bees! AAAHH!! David starts bobbin' and weavin' cause the poor mans terrified of bees. I laugh at him ruthlessly and make him keep going. Probably he would've turned around and left if it was up to him. But it wasn't, so we kept going. Maybe--and this is a big maybe--fifty more feet, and Dave stops in his tracks. "What?" I ask. "I heard something, in the bushes, right there!" I'm mentally rolling my eyes, but then I hear it too. Its pretty close, like right at the edge of the trail. Dave and I look at each other. Dave picks up a couple rocks. He's a manly man didn't you know? Gonna protect us with a couple rocks. I'm not ready to throw in the towel, so I start walking again. Crack, crack, shuffle. To be honest, I am a little worried, just because we have small children. But honestly, what would be out there at like three in the afternoon?! David thinks its a coyote, I laugh my head off. What a dork. But by then, the girls' have caught on that something is just not right, and start crying. Well Bethany starts crying. She thinks its a BEAR! So we turn tail and scurry out of there like the cowards we are, with our tails between our legs. It was quite pathetic, and we didn't even get to see anything!! I kept calling out to tell whoever it was that it just wasn't funny anymore! Come out, come out whoever you are! But alas, no one would show themselves. I'm sure someone was in the bushes trying to stifle their hysterical laughing. Positive we were a sight to behold. Maybe someday we'll get brave enough to go back, but I don't think I'll be talking Dave into that anytime soon.

Kiwanis Park: The Scariest Place in Pleasant Grove

There was something out there, I swear!!!

Dave was good enough to put on a happy face for a picture atleast.

Maddie, blissfully ignorant of anything going on...

It was all I could do to convince Bethany to just poke her head back out of the van! She was terrified!

8 awesomeness!...and attractiveness!:

Shane & Laina said...

Lions and Tiger and Bears...OH MY!!! I laughed so hard reading, but seriously I was a little scared reading about it. Not really but I get freaked out in the mountains really easily, even though they are my favorite place to be. Beautiful and terrifying at the same time.

Noreen & Allen said...

That is so funny! Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. I've done that little hike a couple of times, it's nice. If you ever want to go up without the fam, give me a call, I'll go with you.

Pogue Fam said...

Thats funny lol! I wonder what was in those bushes.... a rabbit maybe? Hmm.. wouldn't you give anything to know?! Sounds like quite the adventure!

Keith and Kerrilyn's family of 4 said...

Seriously FUNNY!!! It was probably some high school kids making out or something funny like that. I am still laughing about Dave being scared. Good thing you didn't run into a rattle snake or something freaky like that...those are up there you know. Don't tell Dave that though.
STILL LAUGHING!! And Bethany kills me too. STILL LAUGHING MY PANTS OFF!!!

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POPE FAMILY said...

Next time we are there (and it's not cold just for reference) we should totally go and I'll bring my manly man so he can grab a couple sticks next to David with his rocks!! Ha ha ha, I love your posts! (PS David does have a good arm and could probably through a rock really hard-he he still funny though)

Lassen Family said...

Noreen, just so long as your willing to sacrifice yourself for me if there really is a bear, you okay with that? :) haha Megan, it was TOTALLY bigger than a rabbit. For sure. Kristie, can't you just see Dave and Timmy screaming like little girls while WE protect THEM!?!?! hahahahaha

also known as shell said...

LOL! I love when kids get scared and dramatic and start crying. I think its just so darn cute for some reason. It probably was a hobo or something.