MOAB, UTAH – Whoops. I forgot to throw in a photo of last night’s campsite.
This was a superfun day. We started with a hike through the Fiery Furnace at Arches National Park. Our tour guide was a real trip. He wanted to play Quiz Show and ask questions the entire time.
Then he asked how sandstone was formed.
Laurel answered him.
She was correct, but he told her she was wrong.
He also told me I was wrong when I answered that plants need air because he equates air with oxygen. I just rolled my eyes. Pretty soon he started talking about how plants need fixed nitrogen and I turned to Greg and stage-whispered, “which comes from WHERE? The AIR! duh, duh, duhduhduh”
Again, so many photos, just mouse over the ones you want to know about for the caption.
We made it through the Fiery Furnace just fine. Even the kids loved it. Not twenty minutes after we had left (this was a three-hour tour, by the way, just like Gilligan’s), Ethan asked, “When can we do this again?”
But we had other things in mind, like renting another Jeep. We enjoyed it so much in Colorado we felt like we just HAD to do it again, this time in the desert terrain surrounding Moab. We picked up the Jeep that afternoon before pulling our trailer out to Dead Horse Point State Park. The moment we unhooked our trailer we clambered into the Jeep and took off down Long Canyon and Potash Roads, ending with Shafer Switchbacks.
Paul and Cynthia, this one is for you:
You may have noticed we take photos of the entrance signs for all (almost) of the National Parks we enter while on vacation. Well, we entered Canyonlands the back way, which Greg found especially fun.
We didn’t get back to camp until after 7 that evening. We had been up since, oh, around 5 or 6 that morning. As you may have guessed, we were all tired and dusty. We weren’t hot, though, because Mother Nature had blessed us with a super cool 81 degrees for a high that day.
And as they say, it was a dry heat.