Monday, May 31, 2010

Arches Blows!

Erin, Laura and I went to Blanding last weekend because our former roommate Ida got married and we wanted to attend her reception. On our way there we stopped in Moab and hiked to the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. It was a fun hike but the wind was blowing like you wouldn't believe! There were times that the wind almost knocked you off your feet. I told my friends that it was the only time I have been grateful for how much I weigh. :)

That is the three of us under there if you can't tell. It was really windy under there. I was a little nervous we were going to blow off the edge.

This first one is a picture of what is called the Three Gossips which we kind of thought was appropriate for the theme of our trip. :) It was a pretty day except for the wind. Laura said that the wind was almost comical which was true. We just decided to laugh about it since there wasn't anything we could do about it. When we got back in the car we could feel just how dirty we were. If you scratched your scalp, your fingernails were full of dirt. It was gross.

After the hike we went the rest of the way to Blanding. We stayed with one of Laura's friends there. They fixed us dinner and then we went to the reception.
Ida looked Beautiful! The guy she married seems very nice. We of course didn't get to talk to her for very long.

On the way home we went through Wayne County. We stopped a couple times and took a detour. The detour was down a dirt road that was a boat dock to Lake Powell. When we got down there we realized the reason the road and sign wasn't kept up. We couldn't find the water. I guess that one hasn't been functioning for a few years. We stopped my car in the middle of this bridge (there was nothing coming) and threw rocks into the Colorado river. (I think it was the Colorado)

These are petroglyphs in Capital Reef. They were pretty cool and came at a time when it was good to get out of the car again. We had a fun weekend. It has been a while since just the three of us spent that much time together. I really haven't left town much this year and it was a good little road trip!


Natalie said...

I'm sure you girls had a fun time together. Looks like a "blast!"

Lib-Dawg...Woof, Woof!!! said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! I want to know how you got the picture of the three of you under the arch from so far away??? And, yes, you were throwing rocks into the colorado river. ;) (One more thing - You drove through Wayne County - I LOVE WAYNE COUNTY!!!)

Anonymous said...

You got some very nice pictures on your trip.
The windy hike was a cheap way to get microderm abrasion (of your whole body)!?

Big Mama said...

What a fun road trip! I have a ton of family through Wayne Co. so I know the scenery well. Its really pretty through Capitol Reef. I am glad you had fun!

Erin said...

"Arches Blows" - HAhahahahahahahah! But man, did it ever!

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