Visit to St. George – 4/27-5/6/17

John and I travel to St. George to check up on our bathroom remodeling. Here are some pictures from our stay.

On the way down we stop in Santa Nella for lunch at In n Out Burger. Still cannot understand the appeal.

We stay over in Barstow because we get off to a late start.  John has to wait until 11 AM to see if he has jury duty. Truthfully though, we rarely try to make the whole trip in one day anymore. If Jonathan is with us we do but having three drivers makes a big difference. We have a good time listening to podcasts as we drive. John’s favorite is the History of English. We learn a lot from it but it makes me sleepy.

When we get to St. George the sheetrock guys are working on the surface of the new bathroom wall. There still is a lot that needs doing.

New wall in the casita bathroom
Door is reversed and the pass through to the casita is looking more hallway-like
The stucture is in for the new floating vanity area

In addition we have a new front door and the house has been painted. We are really hoping that everything is complete before Jon, Nathan, and Sam arrive on June 2!

All the rain this winter has made our landscaping look wonderful. The roses are really working overtime with blooms.

Roses!
Columbine!

Most of days are spent waiting around for workers to either show up or not show up. It is frustrating. We spend time watching the ducks on the pond, going to Harmon’s for supplies, and cooking. We only manage one tennis day, one lunch out, and one dinner at the Club.

John cooking burgers on the grill
Yum! Burgers and Texas caviar
Ma and Pa Duck defend their babies
Lunch out at JimmyJohn’s where we are berated by the staff and I spill an entire soda (stupid old people!)

Other dinners –

Meatless Day – Penne and Asparagus
Lamb chops, couscous, and broccoli
Meatless Day – Farro with squash, feta cheese, and arugula
Penne Bolognese
BBQ chicken with farro and chickpeas and cucumber-tomato salad

Before we know it, it is time to come home again. We will be back in a couple of weeks to get ready for the much anticipated visit with Jonathan, Nathan, and Sam!

 

 

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