Round about this time of year, when winter is almost over, resorts are closed and we are sick of mud, my husband and i take off for the desert. This year we had the added benefit of a visit from my niece. So we high tailed it out of town with the dogs and headed south. After a brief stop in St George to drop off the dogs for an overnight in a kennel. Which they LOVED. We headed to Las Vegas–Hard Rock Hotel (awesome) for some crazy city life.

Brogan tested her mtn bike skills in Bolder-Dave had us on this super fun and easy trail by the Hoover Damn. Spent the night in Vegas–what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas and headed back up to Utah–where it was snowing on Gooseberry Mesa. Ugh!!

We opted for a hike on our first day and headed up to Angel’s Landing. I did not make it to the top. It was a crazy steep and hairy climb. Brogan and Dave finished the climb and came back to show me the photos. For the next two days we biked. Jem trail, one of my favorite cruiser trails and then up on the mesa. Good fun. My drink of choice for the trip were Margaritas. There is something delicious about tequila and salt in the desert.