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Friday, April 1, 2016

St George to Kanarraville, Utah

Aloha Everyone,

After driving on I-15 for 128 miles, the Pine Valley Mountains welcomed us back to St George.

Geologically, St George lies in a desert valley with most of the city located below 3,000 feet. It is also located near a unique geological transition zone where the Mojave, Colorado Plateau and Great Basin all converge. For us, it is a nice community where we hope to find our new primary care physician.

J.J. and I first enjoyed a light lunch at Cracker Barrel.

When we stopped by the medical building to sign their new patients forms, it was a quarter pass 12. We learned from the receptionists that doctors only work until noon on Fridays. I guess our reference was doctors in Hawaii who customarily take Wednesday afternoons off.

At any rate, we now have an excellent landmark, a beautiful temple located kitty-corner to the medical building.

Kanarraville is a peaceful, small community located just 1 mile north of Kolob Canyon. According to the latest available data, the town's population of 321 residents consists of 125 households and 96 families. I love Kanarraville. This is where I first sat behind the steering wheel of Honu and drove nearly 2 years ago.

Progress and changes are inevitable. Before entering to the main part of town, we saw several large new multi-family style dwellings plus a very large compound. We were told members of a religious sect have purchased land in the area and are relocating some families from Colorado City, Arizona. The group practices polygamy.

Tonight I prepared fresh kale, mushrooms, garlic and tofu cubes which J.J. stir fried. Our dessert of jello with apple slices and dark chocolate was excellent.

Aloha -- Cathi