Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Nomad Lifestyle- St. George

We thought we would sign closing documents for our house in  Europe, however, Visa paperwork slowed us down.  Fortunately, our St George Villa was open for one week in February and it happened to be the week that we were leaving our house in Phoenix.  We decided that as we were waiting for our visa, we were going to make the most of living out of a suitcase!

Our poor little girl had a pretty bad stomach bug right before we left.  So we knew we needed to break up our trip.  She was a trooper the whole time- just really tired.

We stopped in Page, AZ for the night.  We saw the incredible Horseshoe Bend.  While we were talking to the concierge at our hotel, she randomly mentioned that usually you need more advanced reservations but because it was slower she could get us passes to Antelope Canyon the next morning. We quickly said- Yes, Please!

Because it's a slot canyon on Navajo land, you need to have a Navajo Guide now. We also enjoyed some Navajo dances before our tour.

It was a bit pricey, but probably one of my favorite places I have ever been! The photo above was taken with an iPhone.  Seriously incredible!

^Holding "the flame." Do you see it? ;)

Both of our littles found it so inspiring, they enjoyed a nice nap.

After Antelope Canyon, we continued on to St. George through Zion National Park.  NATURALLY, we had to get a few pictures! 

After all those adventures, we made it to our Villa.  So we treated ourselves to some Panda Garden.  It's a new tradition. It's delicious.

For many reasons, I did not take many more pictures the rest of the week.  Those reasons including but not limited to were... exhaustion from moving, recuperating after a sick babe, cracked phone screen getting fixed, no more storage on phone, trying to learn a new camera, Michael having to go back to Phoenix for a day, and just plain having fun. So here are some we did capture...

^These two and I really enjoyed our afternoon at the Children's Museum in St. George.  It was small and charming.  I also love that it's in the beautiful historic part of town.  We will definitely go back again.

We were so excited to have Michael's mom and cousin Liam come and join us for a few days as well. We even were able to sneak away for a crazy adventure to here: 

^THAT is Angel's Landing!

^That is us at the top! It was pretty remarkable.

^We also took a very windy run along Sand Hollow.  Don't be fooled, Michael pushed for most of the time.  This was him "taking a break."

And of course, no trip to St. George would be complete without a few projects.  Harrison LOVES helping anytime tools are involved.  We brought our TV from Phoenix to stay at the Villa while we are gone.  Not going to lie, the bigger TV really looks better!

On our way in our next homeless voyage, we decided to take the time and stop in Valley of Fire State Park.  We saw the iconic Elephant Rock....

...and the Wave.  

In nature, we can see the handiwork of the perfect Artist.  There is no doubt in my mind that there is a God because every beautiful place denotes it! 

1 comment:

  1. I love the St. George Children's museum! Your weekend looks so dreamy (minus the sick kids...)