7.18.2007

The smell of rain in the desert!

Snow Canyon State Park

Monday night our entire county lost power. For some reason everyone in St. George was freaking out, thinking we wouldn't have power for at least 3 days. My entire family and a lot of family friends got hotel rooms down in Mesquite, ready to wait it out where there was air conditioning. Everyone was in such a panic and left so quickly . . . it was quite funny. For whatever reason I told them I would come down later if the power was still out. So instead of fleeing St. George I decided to go on a bike ride with friends!

It turned out to be so much fun! We went out to Ivins to Fitness Ridge Resort (a spa that I used to be a fitness guide for and that my friend, Cody, still works for) and we used their bikes. They are the new, fun kind. I call them cruisers but I think they are called comfort bikes or something. They are basically designed so that you can sit upright on them. Anyway, it was getting sort of stormy, but we set off anyway! The smell of rain was in the air, which it rarely is here in the desert. It started out to be a leisurely ride with myself, MaryAnn, Cody and Gabe. We rode through Ivins and up into Snow Canyon State Park, up the West Canyon trail. We rode all the way to the end of the trail which made our round trip 18 miles. Quite the rigorous ride. :) But sooo beautiful. It was evening, the sun was setting, the canyon walls were so beautiful and it was sprinkling! I can't tell you how nice the ride was . . . especially when we got to coast down the trail on the way back. By the time we got back to the spa it was dark and we were close to soaked. A storm had begun and we had front row seats to the lightning show. Like any smart group of people in a lightning storm we threw our swim suits on and went swimming in the huge pool. We only dared be in there for a minute. It felt so good to swim throught the warm water and feel the rain fall on us. But to be safe we jumped into the semi-indoor hot tub instead and watched the rain come down and the lightning strike from in there!

I know it is sort of a silly thing to write about but it felt like a summer rain storm when I was a little kid with no responsibility. I just got to ride my bike, swim and play in the rain.


Oh! And by the time we got back the power was back on in the whole city. My family stayed the night in Mesquite but were back in the morning! Funny little story! Just such a good night!

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

I checked out your aunt's blog, she is so cute. She has such good ideas, it makes me want to be a cute crafty mom too. I'll have to try out some of her things. I can't believe your family all went to Mesquite that is so funny! Matt ran to Home Depot and bought a generator! I thought we would surely perish...we were lucky to survive.

Ash said...

LOVE THE STORY!!!

Daniel said...

is it impossible for us people to be without power? i would go camping or doing some sort of thing like that!

i read you did ... *g*

hf daniel

becky said...

I know! It's crazy how much we rely upon power!

Marie said...

Oh, the HEAT. It is hot enough up North, so I can understand that being without AC would put me in a panic too. But I love that you are little miss optimist and free spirited, that you go on a bike ride. I love you Becky!!

Miss Maclaine said...

Love the adventure story! Hey by the way, I met someone from down here that is from St. George and knows you! Here name is Ava (forgot to ask the last name) and has a little sister named Val. Anyway, don´t know if that rings any bells but it was pretty fun!

ashlynn said...

We rode our "comfort bikes" in the rain too ~ it really ws a great night!

ashlynn said...

Becky - I will just add you to the LAC evite if you email me your email address. Our next meet up is on the 9th @ Blue Bunny @ 7 pm. Invite all you want!

ashlynnsuzy@yahoo.com

Iron Air Wolf said...

Becky, your Blog is looking really good. Thanks for getting me started Blogging.

Ash said...

hey i really like this blog, just thought i would let you know, again.

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