My husband likes to take road trips. You've heard me talk about our Route 66 trips and several others. I like them also, but would prefer a cruise or tour of some kind. Anyway, Larry wanted to go somewhere so I said, "Pick a place and we'll make plans." A few days later I had his answer—Moab, Utah. You're probably asking, "What's in Moab, Utah?" I asked that question too.
It's a beautiful place with the Arches National Park and not too far away Edge of the Cedars Park. I'd like to have a day to do research at Edge of the Cedars as their museum is loaded with Native American artifacts and historical information. We were in a hurry so rushed through like Chevy Chase in the movie Vacation. Just a quick look and we were gone.
Here is the largest arch—Wilson's Arch.
Many movies have been filmed in and around Moab, movies with famous actors like John Wayne to name one. The landscape is perfect for westerns. Here are a few pictures.
This is one of the smaller arches and the other pictures show the interesting rock formations. Note the blue sky. It's beautiful and though an extremely dry area, it did rain some while we were there. The park is a hiker's paradise. Bring plenty of water, a hat and sunscreen.We were there in late July, and thought hot, the dry humidity made the heat more comfortable.
One night we ate at the Moab Brewery. They have a variety of brews with funny names. Larry had a mug of Dead Horse ale and I had a margarita. The food was delicious and the service awesome. I had ribs and Larry had steak. Interesting info about Utah, before they would serve us alcohol, they asked if we'd be eating dinner—no dinner, no alcohol. I like that law.
We stopped in for a cup of coffee at Sweet Cravings and Bistro. The cinnamon rolls looked so good we couldn't resist.
We had a wonderful time and several things we saw sparked story ideas. Always love it when that happens.
Don't forget to enter the Edge of Cedars t-shirt contest. Information on how to enter are in the previous blog post. I hope you'll enter.
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