Retiring in St. George

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Trail Tuesday took me to the Bloomington area of St. George, Utah.  I noticed that there are beautiful homes for sale in the Bloomington area.  The homes in this area of Southern Utah seem to be very unique, one-of-a-kind homes in beautiful dessert settings.  I hiked around the hills in Bloomington and ended my hike at the Bloomington Petroglyph Park.  This park is a very small park with large boulders that have hundreds of petroglyphs on them.  The area is fenced, but there is an opening so that you can walk right up to the carvings.   There is also a bench for you to sit on to view the engravings on the beautiful boulders.   

Many of the carved images represent humans and animals, as well as designs and possibly early trail maps.  I looked

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The St. George Lions Dixie Roundup Rodeo is being held this weekend.  The dates are Thursday, September 14 – Saturday, September 16, 3017 at the historic Sun Bowl.  This is an annual event that is approved by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association.

The website boasts that “you will not be disappointed by the action and excitement of the Dixie Roundup!”  The event features professional rodeo champion cowboys that are fearless bull riders, fast paced barrel racing and an exciting mutton busters activity. 

The website also lets you know that their “famous and incredibly tasty hamburgers will be available for dinner.”   

Information

Location:

Historic St. George Sun Bowl

100 South 400 East

St. George, Utah

Times:

Gates open

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I have been reading about different hot springs located in Southern Utah.  I have always wanted to visit the Meadow Hot Springs in Meadow, Utah.   This past weekend I was travelling back to my home in St. George from a fun visit to Snowbird and I found the perfect opportunity to stop and explore the hot springs.

Meadow Hot Springs is located just south of Fillmore, Utah in the quiet town of Meadow, near Kanosh.  These hot springs are a unique, natural treasure out in an open field in the area.  The hot springs are located on private property, but the landowner has made it accessible to the public.  There is a walking path that connects three different pools.    

The pools are crystal clear with the main pool getting as warm as 100 degrees.  The

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I was driving on Red Cliffs Drive the other day and a heart in a window caught my attention.  It was a bright red heart and it said Waffle Love.  I decided to give the small restaurant, in St. George, a try today.  When you walk into the place you immediately are met with the delicious smell of waffles.  Recently we tried chicken and waffles in Las Vegas and we were excited to see that was on the menu.  

The menu offers numerous specialty waffles, such as:

  • The Churro Waffle with cinnamon and sugar
  • The Cinna Love with cinnamon butter and cream cheese frosting
  • The Red Wonder with biscoff, strawberries, raspberries and cream
  • Nutella Love with Nutella, cream and your choice of fruit
  • Banana Cream Pie with chocolate, bananas and cream
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I was shopping in Ancestor Square in downtown St. George and I came across the St. George Art Museum.  I wondered if there would be galleries and art museums when I moved here from the Salt Lake City area and I have found a wealth of museums and galleries throughout St. George, Washington and Hurricane, Utah. 

The mission of the St. George Art Museum is “to education all visitors through quality exhibitions from all periods, cultures, and media, as well as to collect, conserve, inventory, exhibit and interpret art and artifacts from Utah and the West”.

The St. George Art Museum is right across from the Main Street Post Office in historic downtown St. George.  The museum was formerly used as a sugar beet seed storage facility.  Now it is a

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My friend came to visit us in St. George from up north and she told me that we must visit the best quilt shop in Utah – Clover Patch Quilt Shop in Santa Clara, Utah.  I am not a quilter and the only thing I sew are buttons onto a shirt or two, if I have to.  But this was an incredible fabric/quilt shop.  The Clover Patch is on Santa Clara Drive in a home that has been renovated into a quilt shop. 

I have never seen such beautiful fabrics in every color imaginable.   We spent time looking at the wide selection of quality fabrics available.  The fabrics were displayed by colors but also in groupings, such as:  holidays, nature, children, floral, southwest and novelty. 

 

The Clover Patch is family owned and operated.  The people were very

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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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