Golf is Mental Hits the Road #3 – Escaping Snow

After months of anticipation we finally departed Calgary early yesterday morning on our three month road trip in search of warm weather and green grass.

With a lot of ground to cover on day 1, we were optimistic about the road conditions we would face as we left Calgary with the highway and skies clear.

That changed rather quickly. We were quick to figure out that southern Alberta was pounded like a wiener schnitzel with a snow storm that left the highways extremely icy. Even the road signs were covered in snow and ice. This continued well into Montana after we breezed through the border crossing, and continued much of the way with icy conditions and sporadic snow squalls through mountain passes.

Slow and steady won the race, and 13 hours later we arrived at our intended destination of Idaho Falls for the night.

Although we hadn’t yet escaped winter, the big slab of saucy ribs and cold beer at Famous Daves next door to our hotel was worth the effort.

We set out on Day 2 in much better conditions and breezed through scenic Idaho with the snow at a safe distance up in the mountains.

As we’re highly motivated by food, our priority for day 2 (besides getting closer to green grass) was to scope out The Red Iguana for lunch in Salt Lake City that we saw on the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Our server informed us that it is frequented by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Santanna, and Morgan Freeman. It did not disappoint!

It’s located in a technologically advanced community that boasts color TV’s…

Tonight we’re hunkering down in beautiful St. George, Utah. We’ve finally escaped the snow, but are still in search of warmer temperatures. St. George has a plethora of beautiful golf, but it might be better left for a trip of its own in warmer temperatures as it’s still rather chilly here.

Tomorrow we’ll make our first multi-night stop in Vegas, baby! Should be easy to blow off some steam there and get into vacation mode, or so I’ve heard.

Don’t fret golfing friends, I’ll get a peg in the ground soon!


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  13 comments for “Golf is Mental Hits the Road #3 – Escaping Snow

  1. Dawna
    December 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm


    Sent from my iPhone


  2. December 16, 2014 at 4:49 am


    Let the games begin! Have an awesome trip!


    • December 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Thank you Jim! It’ll take a few days to really sink in, but we’re quite excited!


  3. December 16, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Josh, golfing in Vegas or otherwise? Quite a leadoff hitter either way; have a great trip!


    • December 16, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Brian! Didn’t book golf in Vegas yet since we weren’t positive how the drive would be and how we would feel upon arrival. Will play it day by day there, but once we get down into Palm Desert and area for a while we’ll start playing every day pretty much!


  4. December 16, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Enjoy the trip! Play as much as you can!

    • December 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Thank you! Will do my best 🙂


  5. December 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Aloha Josh,
    Running from the cold and eating well along the way — you’ve got your head on straight buddy! Take care on the road and I’m looking forward to hearing about the golf.
    A Hui Hou,

    • December 20, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Aloha Wayne, and thank you!! It’s been a blast so far, looking forward to the rest of the journey


  6. December 20, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Looks like quite the journey ahead. Color TVs and RCA no less. Posh

    • December 20, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      You got that right! Thanks for the comment Peter


  7. December 20, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Hi Josh, Right off the hwy15 is Kolob Canyon it’s not far from St. George if you get a chance might want to take the quick drive through. It’s part of Zion. Hope you’re having fun on your trip.

    • December 20, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks Tina! We did get a chance to tour Zion, very very beautiful!


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