It seems that we’re pretty terrible at planning holidays. Today was Labor Day and we didn’t have a single thing planned. The fact that this weekend was Labor day had completely slipped my mind and with everything else going on (Paisley getting baptized) by the time Monday rolled around we kind of forgot it was a holiday. These bison keep popping up around town and it seemed like a good idea to investigate. I looked up the Dixie Trailblazers Art in the City Map and after a little searching finally found it! We have 10 creative buffalo (ok, I know that they are called bison, but I grew up calling them buffalo and I kind of love that word so I’m going to keep at it) all painted by different artists and sponsored by companies. It’s super cute.
We started off our trip at Swig, kitty-corner from this first buffalo. I’m trying to be a little braver with letting Stella have a little soda and just dosing her for it. Super high sugary drinks with no other substance to them like soda can cause her sugars to skyrocket way faster than insulin can touch them BUT it’s ok sometimes. And I usually have them split a 16 oz so it’s not too bad. Anyway-swig was a great place to stop for a cold drink starting out because it was HOT today and we needed a little something to get us going.
We continued on down the Boulevard from there where you can find 3 bison practically in a row!
Love that rainbowy dixie rock backend!
Free Spirit-the bison of my people.
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The one in Town Square was BY FAR my favorite. The artwork is super cute and very detailed showing the town square and other elements of downtown St George.
There seems to be a running geometric theme.
Walking through Dixie State University’s Campus to get to this guy brought back a flood of nostalgia. I passed the building where I finished my EMT, the building where I filmed my first movie, the building where I had Sociology and took Jon to class with me the first weekend he visited St George. Warm fuzzies.
This one with the roses is my girls favorite. While they do not agree on much, they can agree that they both love flowers.
Our last and final destination, and by far the longest trek-this cute bison at The Dixie Center.
The amazing thing is, that as soon as this blazing heat calms down you could easily bike around and see all of them as a family. Even with this one being a little off the main map it still has bike paths leading directly to it!