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 on golf, here it is all about other outdoor activities. 80% of the tow vehicles here are Jeeps and 50% of the people also have ATVs, no golf!
Last week we focused on Canyonlands. This week was Arches. It being National Parks Week with free admission to all national parks, we picked and chose when we went because there was definitely an uplift in visitors. We were generally alone for sunrise and were able to get shots like this:
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We also took the opportunity to visit other areas around Moab like Castle Valley, Fisher Towers, and the La Sal Mountains – blog posts to come.
But the highlight of the week was when we did an aerial tour of Canyonlands and Arches. After nearly two weeks in the area combing through every corner from the canyons and the overlooks, it was awesome to see it from the sky at 2,500 feet. These parks are massive and the air affords you a nice vantage point.
We flew in a small 2-seat Cessna, plus two pilots. We got lucky and got a longer tour with a lot of detail. Our pilot was head of flight services and he was training a new pilot (not how to fly, but what the tour content is) so we had a great time.
(Please note I am still having image issues that is being looked into, the quality is diminished, apologies and it is getting fixed!)
We are heading to Colorado today. We've been in Utah for 30 days: 10 at Bryce Canyon, 10 at Capitol Reef, and 10 in Canyonlands/Arches. There is no doubt this state has real beauty but I am ready to move on. After nearly four months, we are moving out of the Southwest and into more green!
We fixed the stuck window…or at least now it is stuck closed and we'll get that fixed when we go to Alabama for warranty fixes in October.
Portal RV Resort in Moab, Utah, moving to Junction West RV Park in Grand Junction, Colorado.
That’s it for this week! Happy escaping! What have you been up to?