Arches National Park in Utah

Arches National Park in Utah Arches National Park is located just north of Moab, Utah, near the states eastern border. As you drive or hike through the park you notice dramatic changes in the landscape.  The large towering formations and arches are  mostly made from red sandstone. There are over 2000 documented arches in the park.  Forty-three arches have collapsed … Continue reading

S’more Fun with Family

Family Reunions Our long U.S. road trip includes as many stops to visit family as possible.  Our stop in Utah gives us a chance to catch up with aunts, uncles, cousins, and second cousins.  Let the fun begin! Spencer, Lorie, Tom, and Luie are getting the s’more party started!   Parker, Luie, Spencer, and Tommy enjoying the fire as much … Continue reading

Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a Navajo Tribal Park located in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.  The unique rock formations are famous.  There is a wall inside the Monument Valley store dedicated to John Wayne with movie posters illustrating this area.  I have seen photos of this place many times before, but never realized how enormous the monuments are.  In the photo … Continue reading

TeePee Camping

While driving to Bryce Canyons National Park, we noticed a campground that had teepees.  Luie showed particular interest in the idea of camping inside a teepee.  Well, how often do you get a chance to do something like that?  It was just too good to pass up.  The teepee was surprisingly spacious inside and the canvas kept it much cooler … Continue reading

Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park

We did not have a lot of time when driving through southern Utah.  But we just had to drive through Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.  Our aunt and uncle, Susan and Tom, recommended we get a National Park annual pass for $80.  This was great advice since we will be visiting several National Parks during our time in the … Continue reading