I'm going to try to make this brief. We'll see how well that goes...
I spent my 4th of July in Orderville, Utah. I KNOW - Seriously, Yes seriously! My friend Lisa is from there, and I have been wanting to go over there and hang out. I know - seriously, yes! We (me, Lisa, and her roommate Erin) left Friday night and drove over the moun'an. That night Lisa's sweet sister made us dinner, then we helped decorate their float, and finally took a stroll through the dark streets of Oderville. The next morning it was off to celebrate the 4th (on Saturday - Mormon Style). The morning started with a HUGE free breakfast - I swear they served each person there a pound of bacon. I'm exaggerating...it was only a half pound per person. After breakfast it was time for the parade. Lisa participated so I took a picture. When the parade was done we decided to head into the bustling metropolis of Orderville and check out the sites.
One of the many "Rock Shops" in town - this one was the COOLEST!
Checking the sites went pretty quick for us so we went to Moqui Cave - it's north of Kanab. It was okay - not worth $5.00, but we met this nice gal who is getting ready to go on a mission, so I gave her plenty of advice on what not to do as a sister missionary, or how to act. She was an awesome tour guide and will make a good church site sister...if she follows my rules! ;)
Me, Lisa, and Erin (in front of Moqui Cave)
Dinosaur poop - it was in the Moqui Cave...about the only thing worth photographing.
After touring, it was back to Orderville for their "Soup Contest"and lunch. (The reason for the soup contest is that it's a tradition of Oderville going back to their "United Order" days.) All the residents in attendance get to sample the soups and vote. I WAS IN HEAVEN! I don't know why I even bought lunch when I could've just sampled all the good tasting soup I wanted. None of the soups I tried even won, but my oh my they were heavenly! After soup tasting it was more touring of the town, eating fruit pizza at Lisa's sisters house, then on our way home.
On our way home we took a little side trip to a quaint town known as Alta (I think, or maybe it's Alton???). It was such a pretty little town with some interesting "STOP" signs. They're so "small town" that their signs say "WHOA" rather than "STOP."
We didn't end the night watching fireworks, but figured we saw the best Cedar City had to offer during the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies. The 4th of July was grand in the small town of Orderville - who would've ever thought!
Come to think of it...we didn't need fireworks because we finished off the weekend watching Eclipse, and it caused me some major fireworks! LOVED IT!!!! Well, I loved it...Lisa...not so much!!!
So much for making this post brief...