Last weekend I went walkabout (or drive-a-bout) First, began with a stop at the Meadow Hot Springs where I had the place to myself for a few minutes until some Mexicans showed up. Arrived at Beth's for a delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner. I attended an amazing concert at the St. George Tabernacle featuring pianist and composer Kerry Henderson and also the inventor of the Electronic Valve Instrument, with whom she did several duets. I wish I had taken my camera there. The EVI was incredible. One instrument sounded like violins or trumpets or clarinets or oboes. The next morning featured a hike on the Chuckwalla Trail with about 15 ladies.It was great fun to meet so many interesting women.
The view to the left is of Kerry's home where the retreat was held.After the hike, I took a tour of the Jacob Hamlin homestead in Santa Clara. This is his original saddle.
I really liked this hurricane lamp. Named because the slots in it were designed to keep the wind from blowing it out.
After the tour, it was back to Kerry Henderson's home for a fabulous lunch. Cabbage salad, Shrimp Cocktail salad, Home made tortillas (wow), and assorted fresh salsas. Dessert was almond date balls and beet cupcakes.
The view from Kerry's front yard toward the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. After lunch, we had an informative and inspirational presentation on embracing a healthier life style.