Jonathan has come to St. George many times. It makes us so happy that he loves it as much as we do. But all the other times it just didn’t work out that we could take the route through Yosemite National Park. The road closes early for winter and doesn’t open again until late spring. This time, though, it was just the right conditions for a trip through Yosemite.
Jon arrives before 7 AM and we are on the road quickly. I entertain the guys with fun road facts. At Olmstead Point we get out for some picture taking. You can see the famous Half-Dome from the point.
It’s a long trip to St. George going this way because you cannot drive freeway speeds. We stop now and then to stretch our legs and change drivers. We pass Mono Lake and take a ride down roller coaster road which is a very dippy section CA 120. After a stop in Tonopah for lunch we continue on. We have another change of drivers at Rachel, NV.
We arrive in St. George around 7 PM MDT. Everyone agrees it was a fine roadtrip.
Jon, John and I spend the week playing a lot of tennis and Jonathan also manages to squeeze in three rounds of golf. We make a trip over to Springdale for lunch at Oscar’s and shopping at Worthington Gallery.
We also eat at the Club where the food continues to be “not bad.” The view from the porch is pretty nice there too.
Too soon our week is over. An exciting part of our trip home is a stop in Las Vegas for dinner and an overnight. We take Jonathan to MOzen Bistro which turns out to be not as great as last time. We do enjoy snacks and drinks at the Mandarin Oriental Bar though.