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Nov 11, 2017 - where the other half lives

A while ago we investigated going to golf camp in St. George, as we once did in Wisconsin. The price took our breath away. We had a suspicion that there were some toney golf resorts out here and today we stumbled upon some as well as some very attractive gated communities a few miles northwest of St. George. The homes were lined with windows to take in the view of the red rocks. The yards looked professionally landscaped with rocks, sand, and cactus. The brown was accented with lush little patches of bright green lawn. Roses were still...

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Oct 1, 2017 - Snow Canyon State Park

10/1-10/8 Snow Canyon State Park, St George Utah We were thrilled as soon as we arrived at this park. It is 7 miles from St George and yet surrounded by the famous red rock canyons of southern Utah. We were able to enjoy the hikes and still go to town, stock up at Costco and do laundry. We hadn't planned to stay quit as long as we did but Krista, David and Andrew drove up from Las Vegas for the day so we hung around in the area to be with them. We had a great day showing them some of the properties that interested us, exploring and hiking...

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2017 fall road trip

Apr 2, 2015 - Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park This time, my hint came from fellow campers at Kodachrome State Park. They were a family with young boys, and said Snow Canyon was one of their favorite places to go, due to some lava tubes in the park. I’m afraid I didn’t get in the lava tubes, because of my oversight of leaving all forms of flashlights in the trailer. The park and trails were still fun and interesting, however – again with pretty amazing geography. This park was within a few miles of St. George, Utah. The first portion of these photos were taken...

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May 5, 2013 - Snow Canyon State Park

The campground is quite nice although there is absolutely no shade until the sun gets low enough to sink below the western mountains. We woke up this morning to a soft, gentle rain--hardly more than a drizzle, but it cooled things off wonderfully. We drove through the rest of the park, stopped to take lots of photos, and then hiked for an hour or so on the Petrified Sand Dunes trail.  This one goes up on some cross-bedded dunes that long ago solidified to sandstone.  They're beautiful, but a bit hard for old folks to navigate. We enjoyed...

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Sep 29, 2010 - Snow Canyon St. Park

Leaving Star Valley after spending a great two weeks, we meandered the back roads to Fossil Butte National Monument near Kemmerer, WY. Some of the world's best preserved fossils are on display at the Visitors' Center: fossilized fish, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the story they tell of ancient life in a sub-tropical landscape 50 million years ago! In Kemmerer we saw the J. C. Penney "mother store" founded in 1902 by a 27 year old...

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