Sunday, April 17, 2011

April getaway

 We did a four day get away this April. Our first stop was in Salt Lake City. Snowed all the way down. We got to meet the newest Grandson...Clarence Vaughn. Margot and Charlie are looking bigger next to him. 

The next stop was breakfast at the Jones. Rob was the chef. Floyd and Fletcher were cute as ever and happy with the new Mickey Mouse bouncy balls. 

Down the road we stopped to see the Carl Bloch art show at BYU in Provo. It was beautiful and worth the effort to see it. 

The drive to St. George was very wintry. A rare April snow storm kept us in bad weather all of the way down. This picture was taken 15 minutes from St. George. 
 We arrived Friday evening at our Bed and Breakfast which is called the Seven Wives Inn. It is located across the street from Brigham Young's summer home. It was a fun place to stay. We had a room that has an old car theme. Check out the car sitting in our room. It is a huge  jetted tub. 
 One of the lights in the room is an old gasoline pump. See the old phone on the table? It actually works. Cool. 
This evening we went to an REO Speedwagon concert that should have been held outside. Due to the really ugly weather we saw it in the conference center. It was a fun concert. A big room full of old hippies. 
 On Saturday morning we got up and headed out for a ride to Zions National Park. We drove 25 miles up to an entrance. Unfortunately we forgot to gas up before we left St. George. It was a little tense out in the middle of nowhere in a serious snowstorm. Every exit we passed said no services. Yikes. Then in the middle of nowhere there appeared a gas station. Whew. 
 After we gassed up we headed to the park. Road closed. 

 So we drove down the road to the southern entrance. It was open and we rode the shuttle into the park. We were about the only ones there and had the shuttle all to ourselves. 
 The sun tried to peak out of the clouds and fog. We never did see the mountains of Zion Park. Guess we will have to go back. 
 But we did get to make a snowman in the park with our shuttle driver. 

 Despite the snow it really was beautiful. We had a really nice weekend getaway. 


MZB said...

Fun get-a-way, I know Lauren and Matt were excited to have you visit.

Garden of Egan said...

Very cute pictures of the grandkids!

Looks like a lot of fun.

The snow......not so much?

Beth said...

Seems you just can't get away from the snow. The pictures are beautiful. Your family just keeps getting bigger and cuter as time goes on.

g.suzie said...

Congrats on the new grandson!
The VIP tour at Zions looks
I love your last photo. . .

barbchuck said...

You had quite a busy getaway. That breakfast looks delicious. Too bad the weather was so terrible in St. George and Zion. You could have stayed home and seen some of the same sights.

Clay Prince said...

Glad you were able to "make lemonade!" You guys sure travel well.

suzan said...

I always love to read your blog Mary. Always great photos, funny stories and I can count on you to get me caught up on the family! Glad at least someone is still blogging :) Keep it up!