7 Things To Do in Moab

We stayed in Moab for 13 days. We didn't spend the entire time in Canyonlands National Park (although we could have), we also visited other points of interest. Arches For most people Arches National Park would be the main attraction to visit, but its popularity means more people and that's not our scene (if we can avoid it). We visited the park twice. We did a nice drive stopping at the main … [Read more...]

Arches National Park

We visited Arches National Park a couple of times during our 13 day stay in Moab. Given its popularity and the fact that it was National Park week with free entry, it was crowded and we limited our time there.  I thought this post would be best served as a photo essay. There is no doubt that the easy accessibility of the beautiful rock formations is captivating! Right away you are met with … [Read more...]

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is huge and the sweeping views are massive, it's really hard to capture them on camera and to see every part. We definitely gave it the old college try! I really love this quote from Major John Wesley Powell that they have at the Green River Overlook in Canyonlands. He described the area that is now the park as a "strange, weird, grand region of naked rock with … [Read more...]

Offroad Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park is probably one of the lesser known parks in Utah.  Zion and Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands are far more popular. But now that I have been to all of Utah's Mighty 5, I'd have to say it was my favorite. I guess I love an underdog. There is a fairly large area of Capitol Reef that is family friendly and accessible. We visited inside the park and stopped in Fruita, … [Read more...]

Utah Highway 12 Near Bryce Canyon

One of the outings we really enjoyed while we were visiting the Bryce Canyon area was driving along Utah Highway 12 and visiting some of the points of interest. You could do this drive in a single day, but it would be a long day. We covered it in one long day with a half day as well. It all depends how leisurely you want to be and what's of interest to you. This is what we did. Not in the order … [Read more...]

Snow Days in Bryce Canyon

We left Phoenix with temperatures in the 80's and 90's and landed in Bryce Canyon, Utah which was a good 50-to-60 degrees cooler. We had snow for many of the ten days we were there, but it didn't prevent us from enjoying Bryce Canyon National Park and its surroundings. There is definitely something to be said for visiting in the off season. The park is truly beautiful, with gorgeous orange … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #14 – Moab

For our second week in Moab we moved RV sites. We stayed in a fancy resort, a nice treat after five weeks of more rustic sites. We've stayed in RV resorts before in Borrego Springs, Sun City West and Gold Canyon, but what is interesting is that instead of the resort being focused around golf, here it is all about other outdoor activities. 80% of the tow vehicles here are Jeeps and 50% of the … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #13 – Moab

Highlight of the week: we made friends! Now RV people are really friendly in general and we've had plenty of nice chats with lots of them, but you know how when you meet someone and you just click? Our new friends arrived at the RV park at the same time as us. Both of us in new Tiffin Phaetons, so I was interested to see how they liked it, plus they had a license plate from Washington state so I … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #12 – Capitol Reef

Wow, Utah. There is nothing like gorgeous, massive, captivating chunks of nature to make you feel insignificant and that the world is full of artistry. There are no words to describe the beauty in the disparate colors and layers of time that you can see everywhere in Southern Utah. It is a world of its own. Empty and available for you to explore deeply. Endless miles of vastness, an … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #11 – Bryce Canyon

Every week seems to be a little different, which keeps things interesting. We've had some stresses this week. Snow for four days straight, temps below freezing. A photo posted by Andi Fisher (@andi_fisher) on Mar 29, 2016 at 7:36am PDT We dealt with freezing temps before in New Mexico. At night we'd fill our water tanks, disconnect our hose from the park's water source and roll up … [Read more...]