Friday, August 15, 2008

Lots of Laughin' with the Asplunds

Last night, we rushed through the Westmore Elementary's Back to School night in record time (10 minutes!) so we could go see Brian Regan at Thanksgiving Point. For those of you not familiar with him, he's a clean comedian that is quoted non-stop by our family. In fact, our trip to Italy was almost an homage to him as we laughed through the lost luggage routine, the airline routine, etc. I highly recommend that you check him out.

We got there at about 7 in the evening, enjoyed the scenery (the Waterfall Ampitheater [the above picture is taken from behind the waterfall after they turned the water off] through the Children's Discovery Gardens [the second picture with Griffin and Ellie]) for a while as they held off the opening for all the traffic that was still stuck on the highway, then were entertained by his opening act, Kermet Apio. After maybe 20 minutes or so, he finished his very funny set and brought on the headline act, Brian. I don't know that I've ever heard Ian laugh so much. Our favorite part was when he got off track and had to do a huge end run to get back to where he was so he could finish with the punch line. He kept laughing at himself which, with the sold out crowd (he sold out 5 shows in record time!), only made it funnier. Griffin struggled because about halfway through he all of a sudden worried that the dogs would be dog-napped and that we had to go home immediately to make sure they were safe. That kind of ruined the night for him as he couldn't let go of the thought, and wouldn't let any of us not worry either. So when Brian came out for his encore, he was less than thrilled as it would delay our arrival at home even longer! (We let him be the first one through the door at home so he could see for himself that all was well.)

It was a great evening and we were home by 10:30, in time to see the last two rotations of the gymnastics all-around. Way to go, ladies coming in gold and silver. It was a great competition! We missed Michael Phelps, but didn't doubt that he would win another medal (and break another world record).

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