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
In-N-Out near St. George
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
Valley of Fire State Park
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.

Valley of Fire - ridge
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.

Tiffany on her 17th birthday
“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.