1) A Golden Girls marathon on Netflix (who wouldn't love 14 straight hours of Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia???)
2) Pumpkin pie eating contest (extra whipped cream please)
3) Show them around one of southern Utah's most beautiful trails
It was an agonizing decision but I finally decided on option #3. I took them to the More Cowbell Trail a few short minutes away from my home.
They asked about jumping picture techniques so after a quick tutorial they gave the jump shot a try....and immediately became experts!
I had a few other friends come to join in the fun. There was Dave:
I had so much fun with these guys. Within five minutes I knew our run would be quite a bit more fun than a pumpkin pie eating contest or laughing uproariously to the Golden Girls.
We hit the trail right at the golden hour when the cliffs and mesas around us were glowed like a burning ember. I beamed with pride at the beauty of southern Utah.
It was a great run with new and old friends. You know those times when you don't want a Golden Girls episode....I mean a run.....to end because it's just so awesome? This was one of those times.