This past weekend, us three restless ladies were able to enjoy a warm getaway to St. George, Utah. For those of you outside of Utah, St. George is the place many of us from up north flock to when the cold starts to set it. The red rock scenery is breathtaking and if you are an outdoor enthusiast (or fake ones like Ginger and I) there is always plenty to do. After we hiked Three Ponds, which Ginger posted about HERE, we needed another activity.
Brunette suggested Sand Hollow Reservoir with a disclaimer that we had a 7% chance of getting swimmers itch (don’t even look that one up because you don’t really want to know). We decided to chance it, so we could enjoy what might be our last time on a beach for this year
I have spent time on white sandy beaches, rocky beaches, and everything in between, but I will admit that a red beach was a first for me.
While Brunette spent some time on the beach, Ginger and I decided to rent a few stand up paddle boards so we could explore the water. It was Ginger’s first time on one, and my second so we figured it would be pretty comical.
We actually did fairly well with only a few close calls falling in. Well, ok, I did fall/jump in once but in my defense it was when I was trying to do yoga on the board so will I cut myself some slack. I will say, though, that I rocked that crow pose.
At one point, Ginger disregarded the whole stand up paddle boarding thing and decided to sit. Whatever works, right?
If you are in the St. George area, I would recommend heading out to Sand Hollow State Park. We left without the swimmers itch and with new confidence in our SUP skills. Just be warned that you will be finding red sand in random places long after you’ve left!