Sunday, October 29, 2006

Lobster Huntin'

Hey all,

We just thought we'd share a few pics from the scuba trip that we went on with Travis this last weekend. It was a ton of fun and lots and lots of scuba diving. (And a VERY long ride in both directions!)

Day 1 - Wednesday

We left at 11 am and drove all the way to Santa Barbara, CA by 10 or 11 pm. This all happened in an 11 seater van filled with 10 people and all of their scuba gear. Let's just say that we got very friendly!

Day 2 - Thursday

The boat took us out to the first of the dive sites. I was sick as a dog for the first half of the day until the second dose of Dramamine kicked in. Jared did about five dives and I did two that first day. We both had the opportunity to try night diving for the first time and decided that it's pretty cool. (This night dive was also Jared's first Lobster catch!!! - We were sooo excited!)

Day 3 - Friday

I felt much better. Thurday night I put on a motion sickness patch that Jason Thelin gave me, so Friday was miraculously sickness free - Yeah!!!

We both did five dives. Jared caught Lobster numbers 2 and 3 this day. Jared's great at spotting the lobster and not afraid to go in after them. I didn't catch any lobster the whole trip, but I figure I was Jared's moral support so his success is my success.

Day 4 - Saturday

We were able to dive just for the first half of the day. I was able to get in two more dives before deciding that I had officially worn myself out. Jared got in three dives and caught Lobster number 4. The boat took a while to get back to the docks and then we still had to unload the boat and pack up the van. We left CA around 6:30 (UT time) and made a couple of stops along the way. We also got stuck in traffic somewhere in NV because of an accident ahead of us - which added about an hour more drive time. We drove through the night - those of us that felt alert enough rotated until we arrived home at about 8:30 am this morning. Talk about a hard night!

Throughout our dives of the few days we were there we also saw seals, manta rays, star fish, sea urchins, octopus, and of course a whole bunch of different types of fish.

Anyway, we really enjoyed ourselves! Thanks to Travis for the invite and for putting up with us - we really enjoyed having a little more time to spend with you!

Take a look at our latest pics!

love,

Allyson & Jared

1 comment:

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Sounds like you had a lot of fun!