After finally out-running the snow and finding some green grass, the feeling of being on vacation really set in.
We had a great night in St. George, Utah on Monday night. The town itself was more bustling than I expected. We found a cool upscale pub on Main Street (George’s) with great food and live music. We could have easily spent a week there with their ten golf courses, beautiful red mountains for hiking and biking, and Zion National Park less than an hour away.
We utilized Tuesday morning to check out Zion National Park. It is absolutely a must see, pictures do not do it justice.
After trekking through Zion for the day, we got back on the road and made the two hour drive down into Vegas. We stayed at The Mirage and really enjoyed it, particularly its central location along The Strip to optimize the potential for getting into trouble. It’s tough to tell in the photo, but Beth’s sweater is inside-out. Classic Vegas morning.
After three nights in Vegas we managed to piece ourselves back together and make the 2.5 hour drive down to my Mom’s place in Lake Havasu City, Arizona by Friday night. We made a quick pit stop along the way at the Hoover Dam which was quite impressive!
We’ve had a great couple of nights here in Lake Havasu so far, and will be spending some more time here in mid-late January. Home cooking and chilling in the hot tub has been a great way to bounce back from Vegas!
Between Lake Havasu City and Parker are a plethora of little resorts along the river with several beaches and pubs, some of them which float right on the river and people can dock their boats right next to them.
We spent our first afternoon bar hopping along the river.
For a green fee of $45 each with a cart, we were quite tickled with the experience. The course was in great shape and had a lot of fun holes.
Next stop is Palm Desert to Beth’s parents place over Christmas, and a lot more golfing!
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