Here is a photo of the entire hiking group (sans myself, of course).
Back Home Again
Alas, all good things must come to an end. We needed to head back to Salt Lake on Thursday evening. We had a brief Christmas gift exchange, (and early an present-opening ceremony as well!) with grandma and grandpa, and the cousins. Then we headed for home at about 4:30 pm.
In Cedar City, we stopped for dinner at our favorite restaurant (Rusty's) which is located in near the mouth of Cedar Canyon. I had steak and coconut shrimp, and Dawn Ann had BBQ baby back ribs. Everything was excellent, but I think I would get a whole order of the coconut shrimp next time. As Tony the Tiger Says, -- "It was grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!!!"
We were able to make pretty good time the rest of the way, and pulled into our driveway at about 11:20 pm. Our truck has an outdoor thermometer, and it was sad (and kind of a shock) to see the Dixie temperatures in the 40's and 50's replaced by the Northern temperatures, as low as 6 degrees just outside of Nephi. By the time we arrived at home, the temperature was all of 15 degrees.
Earlier in the day on Thursday, while we were visiting with Dawn Ann's s parents, her niece, Kaycee called from Alaska. She reported that it was in the mid 50's and sunny in Anchorage. And here we are at 15 degrees in Salt Lake City. There is something just way sick and wrong with this picture! (Blame it on Global warming?)