Retiring in St. George

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Trail Tuesday took me on my favorite hike of the summer – Red Reef at Red Cliffs.    The Red Reef hike begins at the Red Cliffs campground and it takes you by beautiful red rock formations, arches, caves and great water holes.  There are spectacular views and numerous photo opportunities.  The trail follows Quail Creek and you enter a winding beautiful canyon.  There were several pools of water and at one point you have to navigate around a large pool, over an 8-foot sandstone wall, with carved-out foot holds.  These are called the Moki steps by locals.  Going up these steps is scary, but coming down them was fairly terrifying.  There is an anchored rope for you to hold onto, but if you fall you land right in the pool of water.

This pool is

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After eating a delicious breakfast at the Main Street Diner, I came across an interesting antique/vintage shop in Hurricane, Utah.  It is called the Gypsy Emporium Antique Mall.  It is located at 25 East State Street in Hurricane.  This is one of the largest antique stores in all of Southern Utah.  

There is really no way to classify this shop.  It is full of antiques, souvenirs, mementos, crafts, vintage clothing and jewelry, consignment items and yet they also have new, locally made items too.  The building is huge and also has an upstairs packed with items.

I don’t really love shopping for antiques, but I enjoyed shopping at the Gypsy Emporium.  I found a few unique items I bought as gifts.  My daughter was with me and it was fun to explain

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The Pasta Factory is located in Ancestor Square, downtown at the corner of St. George Boulevard and Main Street.  The Pasta Factory is a MUST if you live in St. George or if you are visiting.  The restaurant has an inside dining area, but I always enjoy sitting in the temperature controlled patio area. 

The unique thing about the Pasta Factory is that you can custom-build your pasta dish.  You select your pasta from a numerous assortment of choices – angel hair, spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, bowtie, linguine, radiatore, fresh zucchini, tortellini or ravioli.  Then you choose your sauce – alfredo, red clam, white clam, spaghetti, classic pesto, creamy pesto, meat or Szechuan.  Finally, you can add toppings to the dish – chicken breast, Szechuan

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Dixie State University, Washington County School District and the City of St. George have worked together to offer classes in a collaborative learning environment - Community Education at Dixie State University. 

Sign up for the Community Education newsletter here.  Dixie State University will send you upcoming classes, community events and all sorts of good information to your email.  Fall 2017 registration begins August 14.  Fees vary depending on the class. 

Classes that are often offered:

  • Art
  • Photography
  • Crafts and other hobbies
  • Foreign languages
  • Personal enrichment
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Health and fitness
  • Motorcycle safety
  • Self-protection safety programs

Do you have a special skill or hobby you would like to

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I invited my parents to breakfast this morning and they suggested we try DeDe’s Restaurant in St. George, Utah.  DeDe’s is a quaint little diner on the corner of Dixie Drive and Valley View Drive.  We were immediately seated and given a menu with wonderful breakfast selections.  DeDe’s has been voted BEST OMELETS in St. George by Trip Advisor.   I selected an omelet and buttermilk biscuit.  They were both delicious.  My parents decided on strawberries and cream french toast.  The french toast and bacon were delicious too.  My grandfather was a cook and my mom talked about how DeDe’s food reminded her of her father’s cooking at home, years ago. 

There is a wonderful breakfast menu with “25 Dang Delicious Omelets,” as well as several breakfast

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There will be a total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.  The eclipse will be visible throughout Southern Utah.  There are several places throughout the United States that will be able to see the total phase of the solar eclipse, but we will be able to observe a partial solar eclipse here in St. George. 

According to the website Time and Date, a “total solar eclipse occurs when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth.  A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night.”  There is a narrow path across the U.S.A, (approximately 70 miles), from the West Coast to the East Coast that will be able to see a total solar eclipse.  This eclipse is being referred to as the

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I have been driving by a beautiful farm, on acres of land, for several months now.  I finally went to investigate (for Trail Tuesday) and found a wonderful surprise.  It is the Hela Seegmiller Historical Farm.  It is located at 2592 South 3000 East in St. George (Little Valley), Utah. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful farm is park of St. George City Parks and was built on land that was a workable farm.  The Seegmiller family gifted the land to the City of St. George so that the city would build an historical farm with the look of the original homestead.  I spent my time walking around the grounds and enjoyed every minute.  There is a barn (pavilion) which holds 134 people, picnic tables, a garden area, an orchard, corrals, and

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I have been driving by the Dixie State University Stadium for several months now to see how the renovation of the new stadium is going.  Yesterday Dixie State University Athletics announced that the second renovation phase of the Legend Solar Stadium complex will begin later this month.  The university received a $10 million donation from Legend Solar in the spring of 2016, to renovate the stadium.   The track and field looks beautiful.  They were painting the seats in the stadium this morning. 

The second phase of construction includes adding an east grandstand that will have 5,000 seats along with lockers rooms, restrooms and concession stands.  The stadium will remain closed to all general public access until it is completed due to safety

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The GRAND OPENING of the new Smith’s Marketplace on the corner of Mall Drive and Riverside Drive is August 2, 3 and 4.  The new Smith’s Marketplace will be 123,000 square feet in size and the address is 565 South Mall Drive.  The store will offer a complete grocery store, pharmacy, apparel, household items, jewelry, Starbucks, sushi, made to order pizzas, salads and sandwiches.  There will be a fuel center, an online grocery pick up and a two-lane drive through pharmacy.   

A Utah Business Press Release states that the $21 million Smith’s Marketplace will anchor the first phase of the 25-acre shopping project in the area.  It is in a prime location for area residents.

Some online information for the Smith’s Marketplace at Dinosaur Crossing in

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After driving to the Toquerville Falls this week, our family wanted to find a place to enjoy breakfast.  I looked up breakfast locations near the road to the Toquerville Falls and came across a wonderful surprise in La Verkin, Utah.  Several people have posted reviews about the River Rock Roasting Company and so we chose to have breakfast here.   We love the place!

The River Rock Roasting Company sits on the edge of a canyon overlooking the Virgin River.  You can sit inside the café or you can sit outside on upper deck or lower seating area and enjoy the views.  River Rock is located at 394 South Main Street in La Verkin, Utah.  La Verkin is approximately 20 miles from St. George.  You can reach La Verkin by driving south from Toquerville or

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