Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mini-Adventure Update

Matt and I were brainstorming where to go outside of Las Vegas, as we made pizza together the other night (incidentally, did you know that Whole Foods will sell you a glob of ready-to-go pizza dough for a couple bucks?). I said something along the lines of: "I'm basically looking for someplace with a pool that has comfortable lounge chairs. And I want to be able to go on half-day trips to do something like white-water rafting or swimming in a lake or creek or something. What do you want to be able to do?"

Matt explained that he was fine driving several hours to get to the place, but once we were there, he didn't want to spend a lot of time driving around. He wanted to be able to go for runs in the mountains. And he agreed that swimming would be nice.


Then, thanks to your awesome recommendations, we realized that Zion National Park is a mere three hours from Las Vegas. Since the lodge inside of Zion apparently fills up 23 months in advance (thank you, Lonely Planet USA edition), I started searching for B&Bs in small, surrounding towns. Thanks to Trip Advisor, I stumbled upon The Perfect Place (no, it's not actually called that; I just capitalized it for excited emphasis).

It's called The Desert Thistle. And it's right near Zion National Park. And it has a pool. With comfy lounge chairs. And a king-sized bed. And satellite TV. And wireless internet. And a nearby river for swimming. And they have one room available (for $130/night) for the three nights we need it.

I am agog.

I can't wait to spend a delicious three days with my Partner-in-Awesomeness!

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Sarah said...


Trader Joe's also has the pizza dough for 99 cents a blob, if you have one near you. Usually we'll make our own, but for parties, it's easier to pick up several blobs. They even have a whole wheat one!


Angie said...

Oh snap! That's wonderful! I'm agog too!!!!!

SMK said...

Awesome! Zion is so gorgeous - you guys are going to have a fabulous time!!

Ms. Bunny said...

That does sound awesome! You'll have a blast.

Teresa said...

Zion is unbelievably beautiful! My husband actually proposed to me in the park on top of Angel's Landing. Have a great time!

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