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Monthly Archives: July 2014

    I Hiked the Narrows! Zion National Park’s Beautiful Hike!

    By MaryAnne Walker | July 31, 2014

    Majestic Zion National Park. There is nothing like it. The towering rock walls, the winding Virgin River, the numerous hiking trails make it nearly limitless as a resource for outdoor excursions. I have biked it. I have hiked it. I’ve even floated in the river, and there are still things to do and places to... Read More

    Locally Owned St. George Restaurants: Which is Your Favorite?

    By MaryAnne Walker | July 28, 2014

    “Where should we go to dinner?” It’s a question that we have asked how many million times. Saturday night, I rattled off my answer, “I don’t care, but maybe Benja’s, Pasta Factory, Cappeletti’s, or Mad Pita.” It dawned on me that the four options I chose were all locally owned restaurants here in St. George.... Read More

    Where to Beat the Heat: St. George Children’s Museum

    By MaryAnne Walker | July 24, 2014

    St. George Children’s Museum: Double Thumbs Up I have taken my kids to A LOT of children museums, interactive science centers, aquariums and other child centered, interactive exhibits in hopes of somehow putting a positive parenting stamp on my children. Of course, some of them are off the charts and some aren’t worth the price... Read More

    Where Can I Celebrate the 24th of July?

    By MaryAnne Walker | July 22, 2014

    (Scroll down for celebration sites and activities) To most people in most states, July 24th is just another day at the office, but in Utah, banks and many businesses close their doors and celebrate the 24th of July, known as Pioneer Day or the Days of ’47 Celebration. This is our chance, whether we are multi-generational Utahns... Read More

    Have you REALLY done Pine Valley?

    By MaryAnne Walker | July 17, 2014

    Anyone who has spent much time in St. George, Utah knows at least a little bit about Pine Valley and the Pine Valley Mountains that are the northern backdrop of St. George. It is one of the places that we desert rats find respite from the hot, summer heat.  It is one of those places... Read More

    Betcha a cupcake this is new to you! Aviation Navigation Arrows in Washington County

    By MaryAnne Walker | July 13, 2014

    I love finding out new and unique things especially when they pop up in what seems to be the ordinary life around me.  The other day I was told about these giant cement aviation navigation arrows that have been in Washington County since the mid-1920’s.  I was floored that this was the first I had... Read More

    Celebrate Freedom with the Blue Angels

    By Chris Jones | July 10, 2014

    In the busy, day-to-day fray of life, I fear we sometimes forget to express gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy here in our great country. I am grateful for the holidays like Memorial Day, Veterans Day and the Fourth of July that cause us to stop, acknowledge and remember the freedoms we enjoy and the... Read More

    Dog Days of Summer: Fighting High Utility Bills

    By Chris Jones | July 7, 2014

    ACKK!!! I opened my utility bill and just about had a heart attack. You would think after all of these years of living in the desert it wouldn’t cause such palpitations, but even knowing that my bill will soar in direct proportion to the temperature, I still go through a moment of shock each summer.... Read More

    Culture in the Desert: DSU Tanner Amphitheater

    By Chris Jones | July 3, 2014

    Southern Utah is indisputably the home to some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. Take that scenery, in particular Zion National Park, and make it a back drop to a musical or theatrical performance and you are pretty much close to heaven. Hidden just off the main road of Springdale, Utah in the shadows of... Read More