Thursday, May 31, 2012

Graduations & Vacations Part 2

The evening of Day 2 in Moab was spent driving around the area, eating dinner, and walking through the town and visiting some of the tourist souvenir shops.  Such a beautiful part of the country, and as I said before the town is really neat!

A good portion of Day 3 was spent at Arches National Park.  It was pretty warm but the day was fantastic.  Posting a lot of photos!


Dear Hubby

I thought this kind of looked like the Three Wisemen 

Petrified Sand Dunes

I found this guy with a very long tail

Balancing Rock

All the balancing rocks people have formed

DH balancing rocks

The two windows

These photos are of the double arch

Enjoying some shade

In the middle of nowhere there was an old homestead of the Wolfe Ranch

Ancient Indian Art

Delicate Arch

This is the arch that is printed on Utah License Plates

This was a very cool tree I was sitting in. 

Aren't the rock formations really cool looking?  There are over 2000 arches cataloged in Arches National Park.  Most of them must be pretty rough terrain to get to.

DH and I had such a great time exploring this place.  If we had more time we would have done more of the hikes, but we had to get to Salt Lake by the end of the day to see the family.

Seeing the family was pretty great! It was so nice to see my dad doing so much better than when I was here in January/February.  Also, my sister Alicia's, family were waiting for us to arrive at my mom and dad's house.  Visiting with them and my nieces was so fun!

Day 4 we stayed with my parents not doing much except taking my dad to dialysis, going out to lunch with my mom, and later that night my brother Jay and my sister Alicia brought their families over for a BBQ.  It was so fun catching up with everyone.  However, I am so mad at myself now for not taking pictures of this part of my trip. I can't believe I didn't and now feel so sad!  Thanks for the memories everyone!  At least I have the memories.

In the next post I will write about the graduations that was the reason for making this trip in the first place.  Check back soon!


Michelle said...

Cool pics! I haven't been to Arches in forever. Thanks for taking the time to make an album.

claire said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures. We've never been to the Arches, what a pitty. They are beautiful. And thanks for coming and spending time with the family. The BBQ was so fun having some of my family here. I miss that so much. I love family gatherings.

Valerie said...

Glad you got to go to Arches...I love that place. So beautiful.