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We rented a second-floor apartment in a condominium complex on the edge of St. George, which provided stunning views of Signal Peak to the north, seen here coated white on Christmas day.
During our two-week stay, we only had two days of rain - the rest of the trip was sunny and clear. We enjoyed the starkness of the desert and the silence at some of the more remote areas we visited. It's not hard to leave civilization far behind in this part of the country yet we had everything we needed to be comfortable. We were sad to leave, but excited to get home to our crazy cat, which was well looked after by our house-sitters. Happy New year to you all.