On Saturday, between the pageant's family brunch and the actual pageant, we had some free time. My husband and Soccer Guy already had plans to hit the links. There's certainly no golfing going on here in northern Utah, but it's a whole different story in St. George. While the guys were off chasing little white balls, I took Blondie, the Ballerina and Soccer Guy's Girlfriend out to one of my favorite spots in southern Utah...Snow Canyon State Park.
Snow Canyon (named after Lorenzo and Erastus Snow...not the white stuff) is a beautiful mixture of jagged volanic rock and vibrant red and white sandstone mountains. The weather was perfect for hiking and the girls and I enjoyed climbing in and out of volcanic caverns and up and down the petrified sand dunes. Typically we've been there during the spring or summer when the temperatures are quite high, but on Saturday we enjoyed cool temperatures and wore long sleeves and jackets. By the end of the two hours spent there, we had worked up a sweat and were ready for lunch.
It was a wonderful afternoon that we will not soon forget. I'm so grateful to live in a place with such diverse beauty.