October 10-17, 2014 The rest of our visit to St. George

The rest of our visit to St. George entailed traveling back from Las Vegas via the route around Lake Mead, more tennis playing, a trip to Springdale for shopping, lunch, and Zion views, packing up, cleaning the house, and the trip home which we made over two days. Here are some pictures…

The water in Lake Mead is very low. The drought is impacting water for drinking, agriculture and recreation.
The water in Lake Mead is very low. The drought is impacting water for drinking, agriculture and recreation.

Where the white rock stops is the old high water mark.
Where the white rock stops is the old high water mark.

We take a trip into Springdale where we always have lunch at Oscar's.
We take a trip into Springdale where we always have lunch at Oscar’s.

I order a chicken sandwich which I have to take apart since there is no way to fit this into my mouth!
I order a chicken sandwich which I have to take apart since there is no way to fit this into my mouth!

The views of Zion N.P. are beautiful.
The views of Zion N.P. are beautiful.

Another view
Another view

We leave for home on October 16. We are catching our first view of Las Vegas as we head south down I-15. The air in Las Vegas is hazy as usual.
We leave for home on October 16. We are catching our first view of Las Vegas as we head south down I-15. The air in Las Vegas is hazy as usual.

We change drivers in Baker, CA but do not stop at the Mad Greek for lunch.
We change drivers in Baker, CA but do not stop at the Mad Greek for lunch.

It's a good chance to take a picture of Baker's claim to fame, the world's largest thermometer. It is finally working again after being out of commission for at least five years.
It’s a good chance to take a picture of Baker’s claim to fame, the world’s largest thermometer. It is finally working again after being out of commission for at least five years.

What's not in commission is Rock-a-hula, a defunct waterpark. The faded coke can and a few derelict buildings are all that's left.
What’s not in commission is Rock-a-hula, a defunct waterpark. The faded coke can and a few derelict buildings are all that’s left.

The CA ag station waves us through. I still don't know if groceries bought in Utah count as contraband. After all, the produce probably was grown in California.
The CA ag station waves us through. I still don’t know if groceries bought in Utah count as contraband. After all, the produce probably was grown in California.
Nothing much ever changes along the ride home but here's something new. Bravo Farms is a fairly large complex at the Kettleman City exit. Wonder how long it will last.
Nothing much ever changes along the ride home but here’s something new. Bravo Farms is a fairly large complex at the Kettleman City exit. Wonder how long it will last.

We make it home around noon on Friday and get ready for visiting with family and friends in the two weeks before we are on our way to Europe!

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