Thursday, August 22, 2013

Vacation to Moab

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.

The Moab area offers many activities for vacationers of all ages—rafting, kayaking, hummer tours, jeep and SUV tours. There are museums, a winery, art and music, dinner tours down the river, one with a light show, and wonderful places to eat.

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.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading and Writing!



  1. Lovely pictures and it looks like it was a lovely trip.

  2. Beautiful country! Looks like you and Larry had a blast. I can't wait for the stories your trip inspired. :)


  3. We drove right past the turn for Moab and I could see the beauty of the landscape out of my window, but we were on deadline to reach California and the driver wasn't interested in taking a scenic! I'd love to stop sometime.

  4. Thank you, Pam! It was. I wish we'd decided to stay a little longer but we're bad about wanting to get home to our little dog.

  5. It is, Nese, and I learned some interesting info about Native Americans at Edge of the Cedars. So many stories to tell, so little time!!!

  6. U gate when that happens, Niecey, but do understand sometimes it's just not possible. I've been to California once and would love to go back again and spend more time on Route 1.

  7. Welcome back. Place like your photos show have a unique beauty, don't they? As long as your husband likes road trips, you should go. We still like to do this some, but not like we did years ago. We have done countless tours of one kind or another, but now concentrating on staying in the US. Right now? We keep thinking about Savannah, Georgia. We don't know why--it just sounds good.
    Maybe in the spring.
    Good post--I love photos.

  8. L0ve that part of the country. Just beautiful. So glad you and Larry had a good time!

  9. Thanks, Celia. Vacations are fun but it's great to get home. Yes, I much prefer the rugged country. Savannah sounds like fun. The old part of town for one thing. I've always wanted to visit New Orleans.

  10. I do too, Carra. If we had a choice we'd live in West Texas but it takes so long to get anywhere out there.

  11. I've been there several times for hiking and river running. It's a vacationers paradise.

  12. Gorgeous pics, Linda. I bet the breathtaking scenery got your creative juices flowing. Glad you had such a wonderful time.

  13. I bet you did have a good time, Clover. Beings we're not the outdoorsy type any longer, we opted for the indoor activities.

  14. Thanks you, Debra. We did have a great time. Always take more pictures than we can ever use but maybe sometime they'll make a book cover.