Tuesday, September 30, 2008


A place I'd like to visit: Switzerland

My favorite place: Newport, RI
My last pet: Hurley
My age: 15
My last name: Davies!
My bad habit: Textingmy first name: JakeMy favorite color(s): Blue & GreenMy hometown: Sandy, UtahMy favorite food: Frikadeller and Danish potatoes
My middle name: Christopher
I tag: Justin, Brad, Dad, Cali

Sunday, July 27, 2008

One Year Ago...

Last summer around this time my Dad, Justin, and I were beginning our back east journey. We began by catching our flight to Philadelphia, PA, our seats were in first class so I had no complaints throughout the flight. We got to Philly at about 2:00 A.M. and found our hotel so we could go to bed and be ready to embark on our back east adventure. We had only one day in Philly which was spent by going to Five guys and catching a Philly's game against the in-state rivalry Pittsburgh Pirates. Right after the game we took a two hour drive into New York City. We enjoyed our stay in the Big Apple by going to Central park and the Temple and all that New York has to offer, we even ate at a New York Pizza joint. the next day we drove to Boston, and on the way some cool towns in Connecticut and Rhode Island which were really amazing and pretty. We finally made it to Boston which is probably one of my favorite places on Earth. We toured the streets of beautiful Boston and that night we caught a Boston Red Sox game, which was one of the coolest things I've done. The next day after visiting the Boston temple, we made a quick stop in Scranton, PA. As some of you know i'm an avid Office fan, and so going to Scranton was very cool to me. Then we made our stop in Gettysburg. After seeing the sights of Gettysburg we were on the road again going to Charolettesville, VA. In Charolettesville we got to see the UVA campus and took a short drive to Monticello where Thomas Jeffersons house was. (building on the back of the Nickel) After that we made a drive down to the outer banks of North Carolina, which was very awesome. The beach there was simply amazing, because it was a 14 mile strip of beach almost all to yourself. After two days there we drove to Raleigh, NC to visit my cousin Meagan and Paul Peterson, we didn't do too much in Raleigh and since we only had a couple days left to be on our trip we made the last drive to our final destination, Atlanta, GA. In Atlanta we visited some more cousins, Brian and April Atwood. That day Justin, My Dad, and I hiked to the top of the largest free standing piece of Granite on earth, the view was breathtaking. Our flight home was at 4:00 A.M. so we only got a couple hours of sleep in till we flew home. It sure was an amazing trip I would love to do it agian (hint hint... dad) If you'd like to read a much better version of our trip that is updated day to day go to http://daviesfam.com/backeast/?p=7

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

From Phily to Kill Devil Hills to Atlanta to Midvale.

Some of you may have heard me talk about the burger joint called Five Guys, and how it is the best restaurant on the face of the earth. Anyway, last summer I went on a back east road trip with my dad and brother Justin, and our favorite dinner stop was Five Guys. We went to the locations in Philadelphia, PA. Kill Devil Hills (Outer Banks) NC, and Atlanta, GA. However, this winter we found out that Five Guys was going to come to Utah. A couple days ago my dream came true and we went to the grand opening of Five Guys in Midvale, Utah. It was DELICIOUS!!! Please go check it out it! and to all of you In-N-Out people A.K.A. Californians, yes there is a burger joint better and its name is FIVE GUYS! heres there website http://www.fiveguys.com/

Philadelphia, PA

Kill Devil Hills, NC

Atlanta, GA

Midvale, UT

Friday, June 13, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

This past week I've been in Las Vegas with my family. We stayed in the MGM Signature, It was probably the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. It includes: a Kitchen with oven and full size fridge, doorbell, two plasma screen t.v.'s, huge master bathroom with a t.v. that you can watch while you shower, all in all its an amazing hotel. This week has been full of spending time at the pool and just hangin' around good ol' Las Vegas. Everyday we woke up and went to the pool to catch some rays, then get lunch and go out on the town. We even had the chance to go on the New York New York roller coaster! It was so much fun, I almost puked from laughing so hard at the noise Justin was making then got his picture taken, realized what happened, and showed me what he was doing when the roller coaster took his picture, and suddenly another picture was taken of him imitating what he was doing in the first picture. Even though Vegas isn't my favorite place on earth, I still had a great time there spending time with my family

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Street Legal.

As I woke up lying in my bed yesterday, I was thinking of how I was going to spend my fourth day of summer. I then remembered that my mom was going to take me to the Driver License Division in West Valley to take my learners permit test. I jumped out of bed and ran down the stairs to get my mom to take me. She called the DLD to see what we had to bring, but they never took her off hold so she pushed the information on learners permits button and it told her to take a birth certificate, parent signature, Social Security card or tax information with my name on it. Since we couldn't find my SS card we took the tax information instead. Once we got to the DLD in way out west Taylorsville the lady told us that we HAD to have my SS card and we couldn't use the tax information. My mom and I decided to go to the SS offices in downtown Salt Lake City, once we got there we talked to the worker and he gave me my new card, and we were off. Another DLD location is at the fairgrounds right next to where we were in Salt Lake City. We got there and the receptionist gave us a number, so we waited. We waited for about an hour till our number was called, and we made our way up to the station they called us to. We talked to the worker and he filled out information and told me which computer to go to and my password. As I approached my computer I hoped that I would pass the test, then I sat down and started the test. As I answered my last question I though "Wow I didn't get better than 80% I'm going to have to take this again... UGH" I hesistated then hit the submit button and crossed my fingers. As the new screen popped up the first thing I saw was a green bar that said "Congratulations you've passed! 86% 43 out of 50" then I took a sigh of relief stood up and walked over to the counter where the guy took my card and took my picture. I stood up waited for my permit to finish printing and then left with my mom.... I'm now street legal. Look out Sandy, UT.

Monday, June 2, 2008

School's over! Time for summer.

Today at 3:05 exactly in Indian Hills Middle School the fifth period bell rang. As I frantically tried to finish signing someone's yearbook I realized that I will never have to wake up and take a bus to good ol' Indian Hills. I've been there for three years and I'm kinda happy to be moving on to Alta. I've had a really good time going to Indian Hills, I learned a lot of things at that school and its been my home for the past three years. I'm really excited for Alta! its going to be a blast I can't wait! It still hasn't hit me that I'm going to be a sophomore at Alta and taking Drivers Ed on monday at Brighton. Its funny how I've been waiting a long time to be in High School and driving and all that stuff and now its finally my turn.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jake the cowboy.

As I mentioned in my very first post that I have a home video that I made when I was about three or four years old. I was obsessed with cowboys when I was a youngster, which inspired me to make this video with my brother Justin. Don't be thrown by my southern accent, its actually my amazing four year old acting skills not a real accent.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Summer, so close, but yet so far away.

I must say I'm very excited, and ready for it to be summer. There is ony 19 school days left until the glorious summer begins, which is really 28 real days. I'm pleased to say that the weather felt like a little taste of summer weather, which is really nice since it snowed like a week ago. This summer Is going to start out with my family and me going to Las Vegas for my dad's work, it should be tons of fun and will be good start for me to work on my summer tan. As for the rest of the summer I don't have any vacations planned other than going to St. George, but I am going to go to EFY at Utah State on July 14- July 18. Look out this summer Sandy Utah because I will be attending drivers ed. which I've been waiting for my whole life! As for the rest of the summer I plan to spend with my friends having tons of fun!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A younger me.

As I created my blog, I thought about what I should write my first entry about, since nothing recently has happened that someone else has already written about. Then I thought, "What better than me when I was little!" So I searched through some old pictures and decided to post this picture to the left. I don't have too many memories from when I was a young pup, but I do remember that I loved cars and construction trucks/tractors. I used to play with my little cousin Austin almost everyday, and we played a lot with chalk, riding bikes, and even stepping on every stink bug we could find so it would spray this purple stuff at us. Ultimately we both decided that playing with toy cars was our favorite thing to do, and boy would we play with those cars for hours and hours. Not only did I have an obsession for cars, but also Cowboys which this picture proves my point. I even made a home video of me with the name Jake the Cowboy. In the movie I fight off various "bad guys" from the playset in my backyard, and in the end get mad at my brother for taking me hostage. (which was not in the script). All in all I was a crazy litte kid who loved watching Hard Hat Harry everyday, and would sometimes do nothing but watch my older brother play Outlaws on the computer.