The last time we went to St. George, Zoe was only a few months old. The drive down took a L-O-N-G time and we had to endure spells of screaming and crying, not to mention construction and traffic. This time around went much smoother. The trip is supposed to take around 5 hours from our house to the Ditoro house, and we made it in 5 1/2 hours. Amazing! And, Zoe was pleasant and slept for a good part of the trip. I'm so grateful that she's becoming a better traveler.
We were able to do a little site seeing of the city and a few places nearby. We went to a dinosaur museum and saw some pretty interesting footprints and tail drags. We drove through Snow Canyon and saw some beautiful rock formations. All that was interesting and more for the grown-ups. Zoe's favorite part of the excersions was the park. There is a neat place downtown that has fountains that shoot water out of the ground for the kids to run through. Zoe was very brave and enjoyed getting wet and watching the other children playing in the water. She slipped a few times, so eventually ended up just watching from the edge. There is also a "river" that the kids can run/walk through and splash around in. She enjoyed walking around and playing with the rocks. She's becoming such a big kid!
We were sad to have to leave our friends after such fun. Hopefully we can make it to Texas soon, and we'll definitely come down to St. George next time our friends are in town.