St. George Vacation, 2020

So, I had a blast on my vacation in beautiful St. George, Utah! I took lots of pictures and a few videos. Feel free to browse through them. If you have any questions, email me at lkhillbooks@gmail.com (or hit reply on any email I've sent you). Have fun! 

This is a place called Pioneer Park. Lots of hiking, caves, etc.

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This is Sand Hollow Reservoir. We rented a very unstable jet ski. Just FYI, I managed not to flip, but not everyone was so lucky. The baby is my 1-year old niece, Addy (short for Addalyn). She loved playing in the sand and the surf. Under strict supervision, of course. And my other niece and nephew (9 and 11 years old) built a super-cool sand castle. Oh the creativity! They'r already creating their own worlds. Proud Aunty over here.

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This might be my favorite place I visited. Cuz history. It's a pioneer ghost town. Called Grafton, it was established by Brigham Young when the pioneers first settled in the mid 1800s. Now there are just a few empty (restored) cabins and other structures.

 

There's also a cemetery. If you look closely, you can see that some list the cause of death as "killed by indians." Others show that there are babies buried here--one or two years old--who died of Scarlet Fever. There are several generations of families in some cases (grandparents, parents, and grand kids) as well as some Paiute people who lived and worked side by side with the settlers. (The ones who killed them would have been Navajo raiders.)

Lots of amazing and humbling history here, don't you think?

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What do you think of St. George?