Stop in Las Vegas
I made a quick stop at the Seven Magic Mountains, an art installation on the way to Vegas.
For lunch, I popped into Toast Society Cafe, co-owned by Rachael’s Good Eats. It was a gorgeous space with good service. The avocado toast was beautiful but tasted okay. I’ve eaten a lot of avo toast.
It got hotter and hotter and I needed to move after driving 6+ hours. First stop, a good power yoga class at Sun Rock Yoga then, because it was so hot, I chose sushi. St. George has all the chains but very little of its own food scene. I ended up at Sakura and waited in line… for only one person!
Afterwards, I took in the sunset at Pioneer Park.
Since it’s so hot, I woke early to hike Snow Canyon State Park.
After lunch (Hawaiian Poke Bowl), I thought it would be a good idea to lay out at Sand Hollow – it was far too hot though! I got in the water for a minute since there were reports of swimmer’s itch.
I spent a lot of time at River Rock Roasting Company too cool off. I polished off the Zion Pilsner then chowed down on their delicious pizza. *I stopped in Cedar City for a little gelato at Pizza Cart.
Bryce Canyon National Park
To hike Bryce, I stayed in Parowan, Utah. The suite was a dream space to relax – I took a bath and watched TV with the A/C blasting.
I chose to hike the 7+ mile Fairyland Loop trail. The trailhead is actually right outside Bryce Canyon National Park. I surprisingly got tired from the elevation but was so happy it was cooler (80s).
The first few days of my road trip flew by and Utah’s red rocks are picturesque! Never go to Utah without A/C though!