Saturday, August 30, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

St. George is a destination town, especially on a 3-day weekend. Fun for us because we get to see friends from up North. This weekend we have had a lot of fun with the Sears family. Last night we went to Tuacahn Amphitheatre to see the musical production of "Big River". Tuacahn is located up a beautiful red rock canyon. The stage is outdoors, with the stunning mountain as the back drop. For a small town, the plays are superior. They are known as "Broadway in the Desert".

The sun was going down, so my camera couldn't show the breath taking red rock mountain in the background. As part of the play they flooded the stage from a waterfall coming down the mountainside. It gave the illusion of Huck Finn and Jim floating on a raft in the middle of a river. Great special effects.

Sear's girls

My husband and I.

Judi and Brad

Today Judi and I were ready for some girlfriend time. I took her to the quaint little town of Santa Clara. Driving down main street is like going back in time. First we stopped at Frie's produce stand. A great place to get local fruits and vegetables.

Peaches are just coming into season

Next door to the fruit stand is a store called "Uncle and Aunties". The home is celebrating 100 years.

This chandalier is the original hung in the parlor by the front door.

Judi is standing in the kitchen by the original stove.

Home decor now fills the shelves of the closet in the master bedroom. The nails the family used to hang their clothes are still on the wall.

The fireplace that is next to the closet now houses a gas insert.

A few months ago I wrote about making a trip to Enterprise to visit "Cloves" that had a quilt section. A few weeks ago they moved the quilt part of the store to Santa Clara, with the name "The Clover Patch". They are located on main street in the old City Hall building, just down the street from Frei's and Uncle and Aunties.

As you can see, they have a lot more room than they did in Enterprise. As we entered, they announced that there isn't any fabric over $7.49 a yard. They haven't started advertising yet, but will start putting out information at the Dixie Guild Meeting, and Swiss Days in September.


Di~ said...

Oh Fun! I'm jealous, I've heard of that theater and would love to visit those neat places. My sister in law has a cabin in Pine Valley. She's been coaxing me to go down there, but I haven't been able to so far. :(

Nanette Merrill said...

oh how fun! Its great you and Judi had time together. I loved the pictures.