Saturday, September 27, 2008
A great time in Moab, Utah!
We loved Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park, all near Moab, Utah! Our picture was taken at Canyonlands. The arch and the Three Gossips stone columns are at Arches National Park. The stone is literally shaped and formed by water, erosion and wind. The park is quite impressive. Dead Horse Point is where horses were rounded up, driven through a 30 yard opening onto a bluff, where the landscape provided a natural corral…unfortunately, someone forget the horses and the story is that they died of thirst or jumped to their death trying to get water…gross! Canyonlands is fascinating and the river you can see is the Colorado. We stayed at a great KOA camp just outside of Moab.
We left Moab heading to Las Vegas where we celebrated our 24th anniversary by going to see Jersey Boys, a fabulous musical based on Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Turns out Bob Gaudio who wrote most of the songs is living in Nashville and has a boat at Commodore Yacht Club! Or at least that's the hint we interpreted! I gambled at the new Palazzo that is part of The Venetian...it's beautiful but I still lost...well I won a lot and put it all back so Woody says I have to say I lost! We had a wonderful dinner with Paul and Margaret at The Capital Grill...Woody is still raving that he had the best steak he's ever had. Thanks Paul and Margaret for a wonderful dinner and great company! We left Vegas this morning in 95 degree heat! What happened to chasing 72?
Tomorrow we head to the Grand Canyon and then on Monday to Sedona. We're staying in Williams, AZ and plan to drive to both...they are each about 60 miles from here so it's cheaper to do it in the car at 25 miles a gallon than at 8 miles a gallon in the RV! Plus the boy's get to stay in air conditioned comfort while we're gone. Thank heaven for Andy's blue pads and Harley's litter box...it allows us some flexibility! We'll update you on the latest trips later!