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

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad National Park in southern New Mexico was a much anticipated stop on our trip.  There are two choices for getting into the cavern.  You can take an elevator down from the visitors center, or you can walk down to the natural entrance.  We decided to walk to the natural entrance.  The photo below shows the top portion of the … Continue reading

The Grand Canyon South Rim

When you first see the Grand Canyon, you are struck by the enormity of it.  It is quite breathtaking.  The layers, colors, and shapes.  You just cannot help but keep looking and looking. There is an extensive bus system that takes you to different view points along the south rim.  We were surprised how many visitors were there this time … Continue reading