Monday, September 8, 2008

St. George or Bust!!

So Friday night I'm hanging out with my friend (and future roomie) Lisa. We were going to watch old musicals and just hang out but instead we decided to drive to St. George and see Les Miserables at Tuacahn. It's my all time favorite musical and Lisa had never seen it. So...about and hour later tickets were purchased and plans were made.

Saturday came and two excited girls, 4 pairs of shoes, one suitcase, a ziplock bag of brownies and pizza (in separate bags), and two nalgenes filled with water later we were on our way. We had the ultimate road trip music playing (Eagles) and we were off. Nothing to stop us...the wind in our hair...sort of. We're cruising along laughing, singing and talking when suddenly...about 10 minutes North of Nephi, the right driver side tire starts making a strange sound. Thump, thump, thump. So we pull over and discover we have a flat tire. Never fear! We've both changed flat tires before. We go to the trunk to get the spare and the jack only to discover there is no jack! oops! While Lisa is on the phone with her insurance, trying to get some help, a Red Minivan stops and backs up to our car. A very nice young man named Cody steps out of the car. He smiles, showing his abnormally white teeth, and asks us if he can help. I tell him we have a spare but no jack. He quickly gets the jack out of his car and removes the spare tire from Lisa's trunk to discover the jack underneath. We just felt a little stupid. So he very kindly changes our tire while chatting us up. He was from Payson and was on his way to Manti to play live country music for something or other, which explained the super white teeth, cowboy boots and the Kenny Chesney blasting from his minivan.

So spare tire on and a thank you to our Knight in shining minivan we are off. We stop in Nephi to get the flat fixed only to hear from the tire guy that the tire was ruined and we would have to buy a new tire. He kept looking at us like, stupid women...don't know how to properly maintain their vehicle. Needless to say, we got the new tire and were once again on our way. We made it to St. George with no other mishaps.

We checked into our hotel, got changed and went to dinner at Winger's and then drove out to Tuacahn. The guy at the hotel said it would take 10 minutes but it actually took about 30 but we still made it in time. The production was really good! It was far better than I was expecting. This was my 6th time seeing it, I told you it was my all time favorite, and I would say this was a close second or third.

We had a fun time and I think Lisa enjoyed herself. She had never seen Les Mis before and I'm glad that she saw this one as her first. The cast was overall pretty good. There were a few nit-picky things that bugged me but I've seen it so many times, I suppose that's to be expected. All in all, a very fun weekend. We even made it back to Salt Lake in time to make it to Sacrament meeting.

Mile Marker 233...enemies of tires everywhere!
Tuacahn theater. Lots of fun!