Thursday, March 31, 2011

Overdue Update Part 1

SPECIAL NOTE: I apologize in advance if this post does not view correctly on your screen. I am having issues with Blogger and pictures and text. I might see a blogging switch in my future!

Long overdue. Yes, long overdue. Up until the last 2 nights of our trip, the internet connection was yet again, lousy! Finally, on the last 2 evenings, the connection was fast and furious, but, so was our group. By the time we arrived back at our lovely lodgings, we were exhausted and just fell into the comforts of the bed. Before I knew it, the trip was over and we were headed back to Boulder City for rest and recuperation at Spa Nelson. And much needed rest I might add.

So, I will go back in time a bit and furnish a update. Hang one, it might be fast and furious!

Saturday, March 26

On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again....Thanks for that song Willie! Our special stop on this particular day was Hollow Mountain Gas & Grocery in Hanksville, Utah. Really? Yes. This guy built his business INTO a rock. Said it was easier to carve than blast. Go figure.

After a stop at the John Wesley Powell we reached our next destination at Dead Horse Point State Park. It was interesting. Looked kind of desolate and dry, which it was. So I guess it looked like it looked!

The last location we visited for the day was Mesa Arch which is located in Canyonlands National Park.

The picture below is of our group minus our driver and leaders. Someone had to take all the pictures.

Mesa Arch was pretty amazing and was the teaser of what was to be seen the next day.

Our resting point was in Moab, Utah. Moab is a meca for all kinds of outdoor activities, especially biking. We had a free night to find our own dinner and boy did we find a good one. Miguel's Baja Grill.  It was yummilicious! With our bellies full we walked back to our motel and retired for the evening.

Sunday, March 27
This day shall be known as THE HIKING DAY! We departed for Arches National Park early and planned to spend the entire day browsing around the area, having lunch and visiting several natural arches. First up as Balanced Rock followed by North and South Windows, Pine Needle Arch, Landscape Arch, Tunnel Arch and Delicate Arch. There are over 2,000 arches in the park.


After an exhausting but thrilling day viewing all the many arches, we again dined at delicious Miguel's Baja Grill. Yummilicious once again! Early bedtime for this traveling birds!

Here are the links for more pictures from these two days:

Dead Horse State Park and Canyonlands
Arches National Park

Up next, a visit to the Navajo Reservation and Monument Valley.

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