May 22, 2004

Grand Junction to Moab

Looking down the Colorado River

Another ridiculously late night. I swear we are going to burn ourselves out this holiday. I'm going to need a holiday to recover from my holiday!

So the day began fairly early, and we drove across the border into Utah. Shortly over the border we turned south to head for Moab. A 50 mile trip took probably three hours to complete, by the time we'd stopped about fifty times (ok maybe about 15) to take photos of the gorge carved by the Colorado River down to Moab. We arrived in Moab for a very late lunch and checked into the local Motel 6, and had Wendy's for lunch (I would have preferred something else, but by that point I was absolutely starving and needed something simple.

Lunch out of the way we headed up to Arches National Park. Another spectacular national park and another fifty stop-get out of the car-take a photo-get back into the car-stops. By about 4:30 I'd completely had enough. The whole process of getting my bag and camera out of the car was too tiring for words. Not to mention the weather was quite overcast, so not the best for taking photos, so there was the possibility that we'd have to do the whole thing all over again the next day to come back and rephotograph everything (assuming we have some decent sunlight).

Another very late dinner, again at Denny's (it was close and easy). Now to download all my photos and check all my mail for the day...

Posted by kazza at May 22, 2004 01:28 PM

You know, every time I see you mention eating at Denny's, I unwillingly cringe at the thought. Obviously the Denny's in Utah (and the West in general) are in much better condition than those around me (in the East). All the ones I've been in have greasy floor and dirty curtains, so I don't like to eat in them.

*Dennis shivers at the thought*

Posted by: Dennis on May 22, 2004 04:18 PM