Vacation Day 4
We woke up early and tried to hit the road as quickly as we could because our entire day was nothing but driving. The free breakfast at our hotel was actually decent, and we were constantly reminded that the Grand Canyon is a world destination. We heard German, French, Japanese all around us. Loved it! We had a few last looks at the canyon, then kept on driving.

The rest of Arizona that we saw was ugly. We were in the middle of nowhere and it pretty much looks like you're on the moon. It wasn't until we got closer to the Utah state line that the scenery became interesting. Still, I liked seeing that so much of the country is completely undeveloped and untouched.

We were a few miles across the Utah state line when I said to David, "This looks like the road where Forrest Gump was running." And about one minute later we drove by a sign that marked that very thing. It looked like this.

We drove and drove and drove. We stopped at a playground for a picnic lunch.

Next, we drove to Arches National Park and Moab. More incredible beauty!
If you look closely, you can see David, Z, and Carver climbing up the rocks. Lily is there too but she's
behind the bushes.
Cows. But next to the scenery they look like extra special cows.

And then we drove and drove and drove some more. It was an incredibly long day. We made it to Colorado and to Glenwood Springs. Glenwood Spring is a gorgeous town that is surrounded by canyons and mountains and has a gigantic public pool from natural hot springs. It's about 2 to 3 hours outside of Denver, past Vail. We swam and soaked and turned into prunes. A great way to end the day.


jayme said...

Gorgeous! I'm always baffled by how few people really use the national park system. It's such a treasure, and each one is so amazingly different. Arches is the national park I most want to visit...

Sarah said...

We spent a week last July in Moab, exploring Arches and Canyonlands. It was a luxury to stay so long so we could do some great hikes. We're heading to NYC this summer, but we'll be back west the year after that. Now to decide where to go...

Vivi said...

Oh that's so beautiful...must road trip out west.

AnnMarie & Nick said...

Awesome pictures, my better half use to spend his summers in Glenwood Springs building houses. Now he spends his summers with ME!