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Cedar City 15th April 2012

Today was our last day in Cedar City.

Rayls and Amy got into a craft project.

I picked up Cath and Chris at 2:oopm and we checked out the war memorial which was interesting.

We all met at Amy and Steve's and watched the movie Iron Lady, then some dinner - Amy was at her usual best and after dinner we watched the movie We Bought A Zoo.

I took Cath and Chris back to their hotel around 9:30pm. Rayls and Amy were still crafting when I got back and then Rayls did some packing.

Great time here in CC, great place, great friends.

Cedar City 14th April 2012

Woke up to snow and it snowed all morning - cool.

Amy, Rayls and I headed out to Home Depot for some supplies to take home.

Cedar City 13th April 2012

Today Amy had the day off so she and Rayls went off to St George around 10:00am to do what only those two can do.

I pottered around all day, pretty quiet.

At 4:00pm I picked up Cath and Chris and we headed to St George to meet up with Rayls and Amy. We had a look at Kohls and Wal-Mart  before dinner at Crackerbarrell.  Amy left us just after 7:00pm to head home and the 4 of us remaining went to the Three Dog Night concert. Because of anticipated inclement weather conditions the concert had been moved from the Tuacahn Amphitheatre to the Dixie Convention Centre. Pity, the Amphitheatre had looked like a very nice and scenic venue but the Convention Centre was dry.

We enjoyed the show and were back in Cedar City around 11:00pm. We all had an iHop hot chocolate before taking Cath and Chris back to their hotel.

Cedar City 12th April 2012

Today we visited Zion National Park. Zion features stunning scenery, sandstone cliffs among the highest in the world, diverse plant and animal communities, and Ancestral Puebloan, Paiute, and Mormon pioneer history. Cath and Chris really seemed to enjoy the scenery.

We called into Grafton on the way home. Grafton is a ghost town, just south of Zion National Park. Said to be the most photographed ghost town in the West, it has been featured as a location in several films, including 1929's In Old Arizona—the first talkie filmed outdoors—and the classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Back to Cedar City around 4pm, time for rest before an evening of pizza and trivial pursuit.

Cedar City 11th April 2012

The weather has turned a little bad and so we headed to Wal-Mart and got something warm for me.

The six of us met up at the famous Market Grill for lunch, a slice of the famous banana cream pie was very enjoyable.

After lunch Rayls, Amy, Cath and Chris went shopping whilst I headed back home for rest - still not 100%

Amy made a nice chicken dinner and we all enjoyed it. Then Cath, Chris Rayls and I headed back to the Heritage Theatre for a show by New York Polyphony which is a professional male classical vocal quartet based in New York City. Good show although a little above my class bracket. As we arrived at the show we were asked if we wanted to sign up for an email list about future shows. When we said we were from Australia they made quite a fuss of us and we were introduced to the President of the Theatre Company that had brought the group to Cedar City. Then in the introduction to the group it was mentioned that there was 4 special guests in the audience all the way from Perth, Australia. Just prior to the end of the show, one of the group acknowledged us and asked that we say hello in the theatre foyer after the show, which we did. We spoke for a while with 2 of the group, one admitted to being a Kim and Kath fan!!!!!

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Cedar City 10th April 2012

After so much driving it was good to have another quiet day today. Always nice to spend relaxing time in Cedar City, a holiday within a holiday.

Just some shopping in town and then a quiet afternoon. 

All six of us met up for dinner at the Pizza Factory before Cath, Chris, Rayls and I headed to the Heritage Centre Theatre for an Easter Concert by the Southern Utah University Symphony Orchestra and Choir. Nice to have some culture in our life, good show with some amazing young entertainers.

Cath and Chris walked back to their hotel and Rayls and I were home by 8:45pm and we chatted with Amy and Steve before bed at 10:00pm.

Cedar City 9th April 2012

Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, 400 K's south of Salt Lake City and 280 K's north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. It is the home of Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Neil Simon Festival, the Utah Summer Games, and other events. The population is around 28,000.

Most importantly it is where our friends Amy and Steve Robinson have lived for the past 22 years. I met Amy in a chat room back in December 1995. The internet was new and I wanted a pen pal or two and I went into a chat room for the first and only time in my life and I guess the rest is history. The Robinsons and Hartmans, who have very few friends in their own countries, are the greatest of buddies together.

Both Amy and Steve have work schedules, Amy works at the local Heritage Theatre and Steve works for the US Forest Service after transferring from the National Park Service a few years back.

Today I slept in after hitting that wall yesterday. Around 11am I managed to drag myself out of bed and Rayls and I picked up Cath and Chris and visited Amy at the Heritage Theatre. Amy was kind enough to show us around the theatre, which really is a wonderful facility for what really is a small community.

Then it was on to Wal-Mart for a look see, I have to say that the wall hit me hard again, the cold is still there and after we took Cath and Chris back to their hotel. Then back home for an extended rest.

Steve picked up Cath and Chris on the way home from work and he then cooked up a nice barbeque before we all chatted away into the evening.