Hurricane Again: May 30 – June 2, 2014

Windmill Trailhead, Gooseberry Mesa.

Windmill Trailhead, Gooseberry Mesa.

Five weeks ago we were in Hurricane, and now here we are again.  I couldn’t wait to get to the grocery store, sure enough, all the Fundalmentalists ladies with their long dresses and hairdos, lost Euros, and scruffy mountain bikers, were all there. I had a big smile on my face. The town is a little warmer and less crowded, but the mountain biking is still great. This time of the year you start riding at 8am, instead of 10am.

We found a wonderful RV Park, WillowWind, smack dab in the middle of town, just off the main road, and walking distance to the grocery store.

For rides we did The Goose, Amelia’s new favorite, The Gander, Bear Claw Poppy down in St George, and I doubled up one day and snuck in the Jem Trail.

We had to stop at the Pizza Wagon wood fired pizzaria joint. It was as good as we remembered it being! This time I was on my game and took pics.

WillowWind RV Park. After the stark beauty of the Virgin River Gorge, this place felt like being in a city park. The shade really helped.

WillowWind RV Park. After the stark beauty of the Virgin River Gorge, this place felt like being in a city park. The shade really helped.

Amelia is a magnet for the old folks, and like any RV Park, there were a lot of them. I don't think we were even unhooked yet and this lady was chatting her up. RV Parks are also a mecca for little dogs. Every evening it was like a parade watching all the little dogs walking their owners.

Amelia is a magnet for the old folks, and like any RV Park, there were a lot of them. I don’t think we were even unhooked yet and this lady was chatting her up. RV Parks are also a mecca for little dogs. Every evening it was like a parade watching all the little dogs walking their owners.

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The rock of Gooseberry Mesa.

#whitecottontshirt

#whitecottontshirt

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Gander trail, which is actually part of Gooseberry Mesa. Amelia is getting ready to go up and over the rock.

A Gander view

A Gander view

What a great sign!

Bear Claw Poppy Trail. Wide open rolling single track.

Bear Claw Poppy Trail. Wide open rolling single track.

Where are all the people, houses, and roads?

Where are all the people, houses, and roads?

 

And now the wood fired pizza pics.  The owner is originally from Whittier, California. I don’t know how he ended up in Hurricane.  The hours are Thursday-Saturday,  noon-8pm.  Nice gig! The pizza wagon literally just sits on this empty lot right on the main drag. While he’s not there, it just stays there. The wood fired pizzas are incredible and worth twice what he charges. Are you kidding me, $8 for a large pie!  This is a must stop. Even if you are just driving north on the 15 past St. George, get off the freeway and drive into Hurricane and visit the Pizza Wagon. You won’t be disappointed.

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His sign.

Obviously his rent is close to nothing, but I still can't get over how little he's charging for his pizza. It's really high quality and delicious. We suggest The Sicilian or Italian Cowboy.

Obviously his rent is close to nothing, but I still can’t get over how little he’s charging for his pizza. It’s really high quality and delicious. We suggest The Sicilian or Italian Cowboy.

These are the two girls that take the order and and prep the pie before it goes into the oven.

These are the two girls that take the order and and prep the pie before it goes into the oven.

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The owner cooks all the pies while holding court and chatting everyone up. They had a 20 minute wait. There’s one picnic table that’s really for while you are waiting. All pies are to go.

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He’s using pecan wood. A wood fired pizza oven on wheels! Who would’ve thought?

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Monday, closed.

 

5 thoughts on “Hurricane Again: May 30 – June 2, 2014

  1. What a great set of pics! Besides the #whitecottontshirt, I am loving the pizza oven on wheels. What a cool concept!
    Have fun!
    Love, jean

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