Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Moab Memorial Day

dive Well actually that’s not correct we left Moab on Sunday but we did spend most of the holiday weekend in the Moab area. What a great trip! The weather was not the best but if you try you can make a good thing out of a mediocre situation and that’s what we did.

On Tuesday morning I left in the RV with a destination of Dead Horse State Park, about 40 miles outside of Moab. I had visited this park before but never camped there. The trip was wonderfully uneventful with the RV performing flawlessly…and when you have an older RV that is always a bonus. Too Tall and K were several hours behind me so when I arrived at about 4 pm I just “deflated”. When Too Tall and K arrived we decided to visit the overlook at sunset. That’s where the picture above comes from. If you want to experience the quintessential SouthWest view, this is where you need to come.moab11

The next morning Too Tall and I made a sunrise visit to Mesa Arch. This is probably one of the most photographed things in the US if not the world…and true to form, by the time we got there, there were about 6 other photographers who had staked out positions to see the arch glow in the morning sunlight. I’ll not have the contest winning photo, but I will have memories of the experience.long down2

Next was a night in Arches National Park camping ground. This also drips with the best of American beauty.  It was hot that day and we pretty much stayed in the shade until evening when The Bride and Ladder Lady arrived. They were staying at a motel in Moab, about 35 miles away so the celebration of  our togetherness had to be “tempered” due to the long drive back.

The rest of the week was a blur, a rapid movement of activity that I tried to keep up with photographically, we did 4 wheeling and sightseeing and other stuff that I’ll tell you about in the next post.

Life is good……

More tomorrow.Dead Horse Eve

 

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

Marian Love Phillips said...

Looks like you all had a great trip to the Moab area...what vista's and what fun you all must have had. Glad you had a safe trip back home especially after the bad weather. :)

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