Moab

Susan captured this gorgeous sunset last night while I was off doing the dishes after dinner.
Susan captured this gorgeous sunset last night while I was off doing the dishes after dinner.

After a lovely week in the relative quiet of the Canyonlands National Park’s Needles district–an area we highly recommend, by the way–we are now a bit north of Moab, in a decent RV park. We had been prepared for a bit of craziness here in Moab, but it is very quiet. It appears that the never-ending spring break of the western states, which we’ve been butting up against since Joshua Tree, is finally at an end.

Yesterday, we spent a quiet day: doing laundry, shopping for groceries and performing a little bit of recon in Canyonlands’ Island in the Sky district. Once you get in the middle of this district, you immediately know where the name came from: you are up above the canyons with an unbelievable view from nearly every vantage. We took a nice two-mile hike yesterday along the Grand Viewpoint trail, which literally followed the rim of the island over the canyon. Today, we’re going to go off on a longer hike over there while Susan’s curry simmers in the crockpot.

This will be our last extended stay on this trip; at the end of the week, we’re going to wind our way back to Portland via Boise and La Grande, to check in on the grandkids (and their parents 😉 ). It’s been a pretty amazing trip so far, and, while we’ll be happy to get home for a short while, we’re already thinking of our next trip, which starts in May.

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