Brandi's company - Intrepid Potash - hit 1 million man hours of no injuries and threw a big party. That took up most of the day. I then took the kids to the pool for a couple of hours in the afternoon. The day closed with a great surprise. One of my college roommates - Joel Jorgensen - from the Fall of 1995 at Ricks College, texted to say he was passing through Moab with his family. That was the semester I met Brandi, so he knew both of us. We hadn't seen him since that spring after we were married. Normally, I might not remember a roommate, but that Breckenridge #5 apartment was a crazy bunch. I was home off my mission with a bunch of guys that hadn't left yet. We had a blast together - Joel, Brad, me, Dave, and Boaz. Most of the fun was at the expense of Boaz. We were constantly stealing his "chonies" and putting them on each other's pillows and stuff. Brandi and I got married in January, and when I unpacked my things at my apartment, I found 10 pairs of Boaz's underwear in my luggage. Joel told a great story from the semester after I left. A stray dog followed Dave and Joel home, so they locked it in Boaz's room. What followed wasn't pretty. Good times. We met Joel and family at Zax and caught up on the last 16 years.The day started with a big boat ride by Canyonlands By Night and Day. The jet boat holds over 100 people, and it skimmed through 14 inches of water at one point on the little journey up river from Moab. The boys loved it. I thought it was boring. Rather be in my canoe or a kayak.
The biggest bouncy house. I even went through this one.
James and Matt. James is into wearing a pair of Oakleys I found recently. Cool guy. Matt and James were choreographing their "slides" by going down exactly the same way together.
I pretty much dominated the football toss.
Vertical mine shaft (abandoned) and other buildings still in use.
Salt pile after separating.
Salt is everywhere, and everything is in a state of decay.
For the first time maybe ever, they shut down the operations and allowed family to walk through the whole operation. It was a pretty cool tour, although it would have been better with someone explaining the process.