Scooter Sunday #25
I provided some cool media to hold you over between new episodes. Kris’ “Road To Nowhere” video was awesome. I threw together a few outtakes from previous Scooter Sunday Captured episodes. But as it turns out, you guys are addicted. So here you go…. all new episode this week. Then stick with me after the video for the rest of today’s post on what I did and where I went last weekend.
Scooter Sunday Captured Ep. 004 from Marty Mankins on Vimeo.
For the YouTube version, click on this link: Scooter Sunday Captured Episode 004
Utah’s first In-N-Out Burger
a double-double with grilled onions is calling for me
I grew up in Southern California [Garden Grove to be exact] and loved going to In-N-Out Burger. Their simple menu, use of fresh ingredients and great taste make it the king of burger joints. So when I had heard they built their first location in Utah [All restaurants are company owned], we had to stop on our way to Nevada. Nothing hits the stop like a double-double with grilled onions (sorry no pic this time around). Yum!
Valley Of Fire
The entrance to Valley of Fire
I had previously mentioned we had plans to go to Bryce Canyon. It turned out we didn’t have as much time as we wanted to, so we changed plans. Instead, we decided to visit Valley of Fire, which is just 30 minutes north of Las Vegas. The area was very cool, with red rock, different formations and all sorts of wonderful scenery.
Awesome view of the Valley of Fire
It was still pretty warm (temps were in the high 90’s) so walking around was a bit of a challenge for the few hours we were there. We brought some liquids, but not enough. Need to remember to bring more next time we visit. Regardless, my wife and I had a good time there.
“Hey dad… hurry up… we’re hungry!”
My daughter turned 17 this last week. Looking back when I was that age, I was just starting my senior year [She’s in 11th grade]. Of course, looking forward to the present day, that means I’m older. But according to my daughter, I’m still cool to hang out with. That’s a plus for both of us. I will enjoy it while it lasts.
Great Scooter video! Loved the running the stop sign. Hee hee. I get my moving violation thrills vicariously through you. As for the kid getting older… that’s the kind of thing that is a double edged sword. On the one hand, it’s great because you don’t have to watch them constantly. On the other hand, the fact that they’re older can sometimes make you feel a lot older. I think your kid’s right though. I see you as a cool dad.
You seem like a cool Dad to me! Of course, I’m all old like you. 😉
I’m happy you got your In-N-Out burger! I know what it’s like to move from somewhere and lose your favorite foods. There’s a place called Jimboy’s Tacos in Northern California and I wish to GOD we had one here…yanno, if I ate real food anymore.
That’s my kinda day! Any chance you can talk to the folks at In-n-Out and beg them to open a franchise in the Chicago suburbs? Please?
winter – Thanks, Winter. That stop sign is one I run often, although I always have to watch to my left as I’m coming up that hill. I try to keep momentum, otherwise if I stop, it drops me down to 10mph to make it up that incline. And thanks for the “cool dad” echo.
hilly – Thanks for the cool dad. I think I’m older than you, though. 😉
Oh… I miss the In-N-Out, but there’s a part of me that’s glad one is not close. That could be dangerous, like your Jimboy’s Tacos.
kapgar – If I had any pull, you know I’d find a way to bring double-double’s nationwide. It’s going to be at least 2 years before they make it up here to Salt Lake. Chicago may be a decade away. 😉
Excellent choice of soundtrack for this video sir I must say. One of, if not *the* best song DM ever did. Awesome photos of some breathtaking views I must say.
I like that song! I didn’t realize that was Depeche Mode. I bet I would like their stuff.
Your trains are still a lot quieter than our commuter trains 😉
Valley of Fire looks cool. It reminds me of the backdrop for Iron Man. Ha ha.
Happy Birthday to your daughter! I can tell you’re a cool dad 😉
kevin – Thanks. I love that song and I would have to say you are right… that is one of their (if not their best) songs DM has done. And those views were great to see. We took a lot more pics that showed the same awesome views.
kilax – Now you know. And I bet you would like lots of their other songs. The trains here are quieter. A lot quieter than BART or NYC trains. I’ve never been on an L train there in Chicago. That backdrop does looks similar to the one in IRON MAN. And thanks for the nice comment. I will pass on the birthday wishes to my daughter… (“Who’s Kilax?” may be her response)
Those Fire of Valley photos are stunning. I love the West / Southwest, but I so seldom get out that way. So sad!
nilsa – I enjoyed that visit to Valley of Fire. Very much like parts of southern Utah. Northern Arizona is similar in some areas near the Grand Canyon. If you ever get out this way, you’ll have to plan some time to see the sights.
I double double (with grilled onions) *heart* scooter videos and that song was perfect!
Your trip looked fabulous – oh for some of that sunshine over here please ;o)
Great video, as always and great music choice.
Hilly’s right, you seem like a very cool dad but my opinion doesn’t mean much either since I am old too.
I have never had an In-N-Out burger. Maybe that is for the best.
penelope – Thanks for the props on the videos. I knew a lot of people would like the song this time, plus the theme of silence came together when I was sitting at light one day with that noisy diesel next to me (scooters don’t have windows to roll up). Quick weekend trips are fun, especially with great scenery. Sending some sun to England.
tori – Thanks. Another fan of Depeche Mode, I see.
I guess even at 45, one can still be cool.
And if you ever have an In-N-Out burger, you’ll know why it may be good not to have one close by.
Mmmmm. Double double animal style. It’s been some time since I’ve had one of those.
Oh no! And Hilly mentioned Jimboys. I must remember to stop there on my next trip to Sacramento.
dagny – Animal style is great… with pickles and the mustard…. Yum!
Sounds like I may have to find a Jimboys next time I’m in Northern Cali.
Happy belated birthday to your daughter! My oldest is turning 19 next month and it freaks me the hell out. Meaning in one year and one month I will have a daughter in her 20’s!!! That just can’t be!!!
Sorry to have a bit of a meltdown on you there. 🙂
blondeblogger – Thank you. I will pass on the belated birthday wishes. Wow 19… and in a year, 20… They grow up too fast.
And no worries. 🙂
Love that song (the whole album, sheeet the whole group!).
Can’t wait for In-and-Out to come to Austin. We got Red Robin a couple of years ago, and Village Inn… I-n-O is just around the corner right?
whall – Awesome… another DM fan. Song, album and group have produced some of the best music.
Personally, it may be a while before In-N-Out gets that far east. They will have to figure out how to get fresh daily goods to go further than St. George, UT. Red Robin is great… they were in Calif a long time and we’ve had them here in Utah for years now. And Village Inn is great… like an upscale Denny’s.