Snow Canyon State Park
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!
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!