Monday, March 25, 2013

Utah's Amazing Home Race, Are we Crazy?

Joey and I spent Saturday morning running all over Utah county in the snow as participants in the "amazing home race". The race was a bunch of challenges to do at different home/real estate related businesses and model homes and the prize was $10,000 towards a down payment! There ended up being about 65 different teams, so the odds weren't too bad for that kind of prize. This ridiculous picture was from one of the models homes we visited where we had to take a pic with the sign and post it to facebook. Obviously, artistic effort had no place in the competition because this is one of the worst pictures of us I've ever seen!
This picture also happens to be from the model home challenge location we left without grabbing a token proving we had been there. We only realized it when we were in Springville (the pic was at a house in Lehi) but we were so far ahead we thought we'd try to run back up there and back to the finish. It resulted in a little crazy driving and a mad dash for the finish, even though everyone else was waiting outside to clock in at just the exact moment they could win without being disqualified for speeding, HA! So, while we were pretty close to everyone else's time, the winner and 2nd place were only thousandths of a second apart. They did have some giveaways and lots of free food and we came home with fun basket of goodies. It quite the adrenaline rush, and a fun date even if we didn't win $10,000!
Photo: Our consolation prize! 
And in case anyone is wondering,: climbing rock walls in the ice result in really sore backs, dirt ground into socks from running across a snowy parking lot shoe-less doesn't come out in the wash, and older Honda Accord clutches don't hold up so well to Nascar type driving! It's a good thing it was fun!

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

Sounds absolutely fun! Kudos to you for giving it a try. (And my kids would be all over that massive vat of cheese puffs...)