Glad to have Elisa back with us today and happy to hear that she is feeling better.
I know that I was looking forward to her 9 Facts about St. George, so I decided to jump on board and continue with the theme of the week with Utah.
The first time I visited Utah was way back in 1998.
Until passing through, I had never realized just how very beautiful and diverse the 45th state in the union actually is.
So with that on mind and to cap off this week in Utah, I figured that I'd share some of my Utah memories with you...
I hope that you've enjoyed the pictures and the facts.
I also hope that you guys have a splendid weekend!
We'll be back at it here on the blog on Monday. See you then,
Happy Saturday Guys!
So sorry that I was MIA yesterday. I have been suffering terribly this fall with allergy symptoms and yesterday I had a very debilitating headache. My blogging plan was to bring you some great facts about St. George, Utah to coordinate with Tanya's blog about her cycling fun this past week at this location.
Never fear - I'll be bringing you this blog article today! I think you will enjoy it in conjunction with Tanya's Scoop today about her memories of Utah!!
As you guys know, the state of Utah is one of those destinations that Tanya visits quite often - both as a winter ski location and a warm weather cycling and mountain biking area.
Check Tanya's blog for her previous trips during both of these seasons.
9 Fun Facts About
St. George, Utah
1. St. George is a city in Washington County Utah and situated in the southwestern part of Arizona border at the tri-state junction of Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
2. The city was founded as a cotton mission in 1861 undr the direction of Apostle Erastus Snow and called Dixie by Brigham Young who was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
3. In the 1800's, tourism became an important part of the local economy as the railroads began taking visitors to Zion National Park.
4. The Landscape of this city is full of natural beauty throughout the scenic valley which combines transitional land features from the neighboring basin and Colorado Plateau with the landscapes and wildlife of the Mojave Desert.
5. Local tourist sights that represent the area's unique pioneer heritage include and old cotton mill, Brigham Young's winter home, and The Daughter's of the Utah Pioneer Museum.
6. The Latter-Day Saint's Temple was constructed under the watchful eye of Brigham Young and completed in 1877.
7. St.. George was declared the fourth fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States in 2018.
8. SkyWest Airlines is headquartered in St. George, and is the primary airline provider at the city's regional airport.
9. A great destination for cycling, St. George is currently home to over 60 miles of bike paths, which provide a wide variety of desert scenery.
I get so amazed at how many wondrous places there are to see around this big, beautiful country and Tanya and I never tire of telling you about them!!
Here's to a great Saturday!!