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A few more pics from vacation

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I've been home from vacation for a week and I'm just beginning to get back into some sort of routine. For starters, the morning after we got home my laptop messed up after my virus protection ran an update. It was a few days before Jeremy (my son) got it fixed for me. (Thank goodness my child is an IT person.) Now I can try to catch up on some of my blogging!

After we got off the San Juan River, we stay a couple of days in Mexican Hat, Utah so the guys could see Monument Valley and some things in that area. Then we headed to Moab, Utah where we had rented a beautiful condo for eight nights. The views from our patio were amazing with the Moab Rim to the west and the La Sal Mountains to the east. It was a great place to spend the evenings after a day full of activity.

We also did a 10 mile paddle in our kayaks on the Colorado River from Moab. It wasn't nearly as exciting as the San Juan since the section is mostly flat water, but the scenery was beautiful and I actually enjoyed the easy paddle.

We visited Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Canyon Rims, visited some museums and did some back country hikes. On the way home, we drove through the Colorado Rockies and made a couple stops to walk around and take in the scenery there. Overall it was an amazing trip and we all had a great time. I'm adding some pics from the remainder of our vacation.


Monument Valley

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Mike and Cliff acting silly at Bluff Fort. They are best friends and Mike is like my adopted son. Love them both so much and they kept me laughing on the entire trip.


At Goosenecks State Park near Mexican Hat, Utah (overlooking the San Juan River)


The condo where we stayed in Moab, Utah


The Moab Rim from the patio of our condo.


Cliff at one of three dinosaur museums we visited. He has loved dinosaurs since he was two years old and can't resist stopping anytime he sees anything related to them.


Paddling on the Colorado River


On the Colorado River just after we launched. My BIL took a picture of me taking a picture of him. LOL


Along the Colorado River near sunset


View from the La Sal Mountains


My sister with Mike and Cliff at Arches National Park


Landscape Arch at Arches National Park


Picture of the moon from our patio

Lots of fun and great memories. I'm so blessed to have these boys in my life who actually want mom along. We're all ready to get back out there as soon as possible.

Hope you are all having a great week!

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  • v NORWOODGIRL
    Many of the pictures give me goosebumps. Seeing the grandeur of the scenery makes you pause to think about your own significance.
    Sounds like a wonderful trip!
    771 days ago
  • v MEWHENRYSMAMA
    Welcome back! Love your pictures...I want the condo! So nice you have your son and "adopted" son and you enjoy each others company! Glad you had a great!
    Love& Hugs,
    Mary
    776 days ago
  • v GOLFGMA
    Amazing, Beautiful, Wonderful are only a few adjectives to describe these photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. So glad you were able to make this trip and have such special times with your family. emoticon emoticon
    776 days ago
  • v EMPTYNESTER60
    I always enjoy your pictures and these are amazing. I love all of the colors in the rocks in that part of the country. My daughter was at BYU for a year and we drove her out & picked her up so got to see some of that area. The Wasatch & Rockies are a lot different than the Appalachians - all beautiful in their own way. Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous pictures! Glad you had a chance to take this wonderful trip & spend time with your family. emoticon
    776 days ago
  • v HOLLYM48
    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all of these great memories that you made with us!
    776 days ago
  • v LIVINGFREE19
    Such beautiful pics, Cindy! That looks like it would have been a great time!
    I'm glad you are back and getting settled in!
    I hope you have a super Wednesday, my friend!
    776 days ago
  • v LINDAKAY228
    Wow such a wonderful time!! I love the views from Moab although it's been a long time since I've been there. I think it was in 2000 and time just goes so fast! All your views are so great and I love the colors. The condo looks like a great place to relax. So glad you had such a great time!
    776 days ago
  • v RONDARC
    Beautiful pictures!! Looks like you had a great time!
    776 days ago
  • v WORLDSERIES11
    Welcome Back! Such amazing country we live in!! Thanks for sharing and glad you had such a great time!!

    776 days ago
  • v REMEMBER2BME
    The view from your patio is amazing. Too cool! Funny that you mentioned your sons (more or less) too. I was thin king how great that you are such good friends. Great shots. Thanks so much for sharing.
    777 days ago
  • v IMSAFEINHISARMS
    Beautiful pics!
    777 days ago
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