Monday, May 11, 2009

I love me some Moab!!!

Last week I was able to go to Arches National Park with my Cousins Ben and Angie and their family!! We camped out at the local KOA we did have running water, showers, electricity!! We weren't completely roughing it, but we were still in tents. I have been to Arches once before, but I was only there for a few hours. It all can't be done in a few definitely need a few days.

I think my favorite arch was Partition Arch..I am in the little arch above!! Sand Dune arch is another is secluded and there really is sand all around it, it was a nice cool place to hang, got us out of the hot sun.

Thanks to Ben and Angie I was able to conquer a few fears, heights and being a little claustrophobic. I couldn't let little Tiago show me up..he is only 2 and tore up all the Hikes. I didn't panic too much, but I did try to look back to see how high I was and lost my balance and Ben told me to fall to the right...because the drop wasn't as deep as the left. I never tried to look back again. We went on a hike called the Fiery Furnace it is a guided tour and it is so worth it. I was a very nervous girl..I had to squeeze my hot little bod through some crevices and climb up and down some serious rocks. Ayzha was my hiking buddy, she was impressive..nothing phased her..and she did it all on her own. She was determined!! If you go to Arches I suggest you do this hike!!

Angie and I in one of the north or south window arches!!

Me, Tiago, and Azyha hiding a little cave..Cute fuller family...Little Reyn was such a trooper...(she is in the backpack)Delicate arch in one of my Dad's favs so I had to picture it. Can you believe I climbed that thing...I couldn't!!! It is pretty high up!!! So worth it when you get to the top!! This is Ben, Ang and fam going down the Tiago would say!! This is Skull Arch in the Fiery Furnace!! Ben and Angie are in the back..this is one of the obstacles in the Fiery Furnace. Notice..T is on Ang's back...This is surprise walk under it and the guide tells you to look up and Surprise there is an arch!!

This is one of the higher points on the hike..over looking arches!!

Thanks Ben and Ang for the Fun Trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Angie said...

Kimmy- come play with us!

Lisa Danielson said...

How fun!! It looks so warm and sunny!

Wendy said...

I love Moab, so many good memories. I'm glad you had a great time.