Sunday, November 20, 2016

A Weekend in Moab

 As I mentioned in my last post, about a week ago we started to have all these things coming up that were going to make November SO fun. The first was Moab. I don't think I've ever been to Moab, maybe when I was a baby...or outside recollection in general...but anyway, I went for the first time that I can remember. I honestly wasn't too blown away by all the rocks, because it just reminded me of Lake Powell. I have been to Lake Powell a million times, so it was, to me, exactly like that.
We spent one day in Arches and stopped at most of the stopping points. We also decided to hike Delicate Arch.
Everyone I had talked to about this hike said it was not a big deal. Some said you essentially pull up and it is right there. Let me tell you, that's not at all the case. It's a pretty short hike, but it's steadily uphill. I was really worried I wasn't going to make it for a while. I just couldn't catch my breath! I have never heard myself breathe like that, so I was a little freaked out. But, I made it! Right in time for sundown. It was really pretty. I also didn't know that Delicate Arch is on top of a big bowl, so it's a little precarious. People had their little toddlers running around and I thought I was going to die of anxiety...haha
Anyway, here are some pictures! I like traveling with my Sister In Law because she brings her nice camera and it reminds me that I should bring mine! 

I didn't realize that these little rock towers were purposeful until almost the end of the day. I just thought they were cute little things that people made!

 The coolest thing was seeing this at night on the drive back. You could just see the silhouette and it was kind of freaky! 

 Mark was so casually leaning on this rock and I started snapping his senior pictures haha

Right before leaving to Moab, our Just Porter backpack came. Just Porter has awesome backpacks that are really high quality and Mark was so excited for it to come. He would ask me multiple times a day if it came yet. My favorite thing about Just Porter is that for every backpack they sell, they fill one with school supplies and give it to a child in need. That just got my teacher heart, ya know? They will be a company I support forever because not only do they have a quality product, they have a cause that I connect with.

It was the perfect bag for Moab because it fit all of our stuff that we packed for the weekend, and then it fit all of our hiking stuff. It was really nice to have. The whole family took turns wearing it because everyone thought it was so cool. The clips that close the bag are magnetic, so no finger pinching! Super awesome. Check them out, they have a few different kinds! I really want this one. It's super fun and it has all the compartments I would need. Mark uses it for school, and soon to be work! It is such a cool laptop bag.
When we got home from Moab, I went to work for two days and then we were off to Park City for a small little getaway! More on that next time! :)
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