Thursday, September 18, 2014

St. George

My parents and our family thought it would be fun to take a little trip to visit Robert and Michal in St. George this past May.  We had so much fun exploring, eating, and just hanging out.  

So much fun exploring in Pine Valley. As you're driving to Pine Valley your surrounded by the red rocks but as you drive down into the valley you are surrounded by green pastures and beautiful green pine trees.  It was hard to believe this awesome place was just 45 min from St. George.  We were able to take a tour of a church that was built in the 1800's and is still used as a meeting house for the people who reside in this small town.  Such a fun place for the kids to explore, it reminded them of their favorite place Yosemite!

My dad was kind enough to rent a razor for us non-motorcylce riders!  The boys loves it and so did I.  So awesome to see the red rock formations and sand dunes.  It was a little hot but nice to cool down with SWIG!  Let me just say swig is the best place ever.  Delicious ice cold drinks and my favorite, big soft sugar cookies with pink frosting.  Dan pretty much lived here because he couldn't get enough of the Tripple D otherwise known as a Dirty Diet Dr. Pepper!  It had coconut and mango puree in it,.  Lets just say he was detoxing from sugar by the time we left.  

We also had the opportunity to take a tour of one of Brigham Young's home's. The boys liked collecting pecans that had fallen from the ground as you can see Grant is holding it up in the picture!

By far the highlight of our trip was hiking the Zion Narrows.  We started out early, which was good in the end but so cold when we first arrived.  We were parked and getting are stuff ready  when my dad thought it would be a good idea to take a pee out in the wilderness.  So when the shuttle showed up he was still busy getting his things together.  We then had to sprint to the bus which the driver was so nice to stop in the middle of the street and let us on before the actual bus stop.  Once on the bus everyone aboard started clapping for us in our fast running!  It was so nice to be the only one's on the trail because on the way back it was like fighting crowds at Disneyland.  The water was pretty cold but bearable since we kept moving and my dad was smart enough to make sure we were well prepared with our neoprene boots which I must say were so fashionable!!!  Such a beautiful place and would love to go again.

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