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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Short Update:)

Well we never made it to Snow Canyon State Park to camp – it was full.  What a hidden gem.  But only 20 sites.  It is amidst the best hiking in Utah (so I am told, not by experience).  So we went on to the city of St. Georges, which we would have been visiting anyway, and are staying at St. George RV Park.
On Monday we arrived and did the grocery thing at Walmart, then toured around and purchased a mobile internet stick from AT&T.  This is a big move for us, as we have talked about it endlessly on our travels and decided enough is enough.  To control our usage habits we have one that is pay and go, no contracts.  So this time we purchased one month, 1G, and have it figured that should be good for this trip.  Next time we come south we can simply buy more online, and there is no start up fee each time. Don has 1G on his phone, which is a mobile hotspot in Canada, and we have tortured it and never gone beyond the 1G, so hopefully we made the right choice.  I am happy because I can Facebook, so Don is happy too.  LOL  The simple things in life…
Today was a great day – the first of actually holidaying and no towing.  We started out slow, and then took the truck to get detailed.  They have a special interior clean called extreme, and advertise that they blow all the dust out of the vents. etc.  I wonder if they knew what they were getting into?  That Don’s trucks spend a majority of their life in gravel pits?  So it took one hours, 4 workers, and WOW!!  It looks cleaner than when it was new.  While that was happening we had a great pizza lunch.
Then it was off for some adventures.  We drove around the Red Cliffs area, back through Snow Canyon State Park, and through many small communities outlying St. George.  It is such different views than our prairie province.  Obviously the hills are red rock, and mixed in are black lava piles…
A relaxing evening outdoors, visiting other campers, and tomorrow off to Valley of Fire State Park.  We will stay there for a few nights, and make a visit to Vegas and the favourite Freemont Street, as well as the BEST outlet mall I have ever visited (one of my higher rated skills so don’t scoff).  Quite a few items on my list – new runners, a Coach purse as a surprise for a special friend who always does so much for me (if she reads this she might guess?), some clothes for the grandkids, maybe a dress for Dana’s wedding, and looking for a store that sells Toms.  Equals happy Donna again!  Don needs sunglasses and runners as well.
Here are some photos of today’s drive, and one of the truck.  Don wanted to remember how clean it was.  The buildings are on an Indian Reservation, and looked very mysterious against the backdrop of mountains.  I should add we have a travelling friend Ivan who likes to find the most amazing scenery to park in.  So I found you a spot Ivan on a back road.  Just for you!
Have another great day – we did!

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