We left Page at about 6pm and headed the 250 km to St. George in Utah, which was to be our base for the next two nights. It is located about 40 minutes from Zion National Park. You could stay at the atmospheric Springdale beside Zion, but it would be a lot more expensive. We stayed at a freshly renovated, extremely comfortable motel in St George, with outstandingly friendly and helpful staff, a pool, playground and breakfast. At about $100 for two nights, it was probably the bargain of our holiday.
We asked the receptionist to recommend somewhere to eat and he suggested the Black Bear Diner next door – an unforgettable experience. Even by American standards, the portions were so scarily huge that they would have fed an average-sized family for about a week without too much of a problem :-D. Martha’s dish consisted of two wraps with fries. The wraps were so gigantic that we took the second one of them on our hike the next day to SPLIT between us for lunch! But not only the food made this dinner unforgettable – the staff were so EXTREMELY friendly that it nearly made you throw up in your mouth a little bit …READ ON