Travel Blogs from St. George
... the height of Ben nevis!!! and it was damn cold as well - about -5F. this place also makes you feel small but its cos you can see so much. you are but a tiny point of nothing in a vast landscape that stretches for miles and miles. And its empty. there is nothing - no towns and villages, no farmsteads - nothing.
Finally we came to the Arches National Park. No prizes for what you find here! and they again are amazing and ...
... it does. I'm traveling for my sixth marathon. Race starts about 24 miles north of St. George and ends in the middle of the city. It's a lottery to get in (only comparison to the NYC marathon). I was able to get in with my 2nd try. So, here I go again. Looking foward to the mountains, dry air, and mostly downhill course. Let's see if my body agrees.
Ok, I'll talk more about my trip in the next post. :)
... lore (Gila monsters are one of only 2 poisonous lizards. We'll leave it as a reader exercise to figure out the other. Jene never told us).
It was by all accounts a wicked fun trip. Scott offering the opinion that "in terms of adrenaline per dollar, this has to be the best deal in Utah" We ended the day happy, dusty, and not even thinking about how we really needed to do laundry again now.
... have left it in the bathroom (cheeky boy).
Nice long nap time gives us time to catch up on some jobs in the sunshine. Taya is fairly happy but still really sick. We lose track of how many outfit changes and showers Taya and Emma have today. Rich does a superb job of trying to keep on top of the washing before the next soaking. We scrub the van to try to keep germs at bay. Rich throws ...
... a diversion to who knows where was hideously and really took the gloss of a great week. I arrived in St George a broken, tearful man, ready to drop to my knees. So I did and had to be wheeled to my room and put to bed!
By the numbers
Pointless miles drive on a diversion to who knows where that I probably did not even need to take: 101
Parks Visited: 10, OK it was the briefest of visits but we did see ...
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