Our first full day in St. George was a blast! We began by sleeping in. 🙂 It was great, since we hadn’t gotten a lot of sleep in the several previous nights. We are now staying with the Wrights just outside of St. George. (Pastor Wright is the pastor of the church here in St. George.) They have a large house they recently finished building and have a separate apartment in the basement for us to stay in, which has been really nice.
After getting up and eating breakfast we got to go four-wheeling in the desert near the Wright’s house. Caleb Wright was our personal guide. It was the first time I’ve done significant off-road ATVing. Along the way we dismounted and hiked (or rather, rock-climbed) to a nearly inaccessible spot where some Indian petroglyphs are located. Unfortunately vandalism has partly obscured the petroglyphs, but we were able to get a good look and take some pictures.
After cleaning up and eating lunch we headed off to visit some friends in town. We ate dinner with Elisabeth’s former roommate Tara at her apartment.
In the evening we had reservations for a musical at the open-air theater at nearby Tuacahn. The theater is located in a depression in the bottom of a mountain canyon with an amazing red sandstone cliff as a backdrop.
We had reservations for My Fair Lady. We both really enjoyed it. The production quality was great–we were especially impressed with the costumes and authentic details, including an antique car and live horses for the horse race. It did end up being pretty long–over three hours; also, since it was outside it stayed pretty hot even after the sun went down, but it ended with a bang, literally–they closed the show with fireworks.