May 22, 2004

Moab to Moab

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

I think the above photo was the entire reason for our trip here. More later.

I am cut off from the world here - my mobile doesn't work, the internet doesn't work. I have gone two whole days without being contactable. I hope there's been no emergencies. Especially as I won't be connected again until *at least* tomorrow night, maybe longer. *twitches* with withdrawal.

So today was Canyonlands National Park and back to Arches National Park. Spent the entire morning and the beginning of the afternoon cruising up and down Canyonlands, stopping every five minutes (literally) to take photos. A bit after lunchtime (we didn't actually stop for lunch - we had a late lunch later on) the sun decided to come out, so we decided to return to Arches national park to rephotograph everything we took yesterday. But by the time we actually got away, got back into town to pick up some supplies (and lunch), we didn't get back to the park til about 4:30. Now sunset is at 8:30, but it still meant a mad dash to the things we wanted to see most before heading up to what Dad wanted to see most - the "Delicate Arch". The sun threatened to disappear again, and in fact was overcast the entire 40 minute walk up the rocks, but about 20 seconds before we arrived, the sun burst through the clouds and we were all able to get a stack of photos. This fact alone I'm sure made the whole trip worthwhile for Dad. I can't imagine what he'd have been like if we hadn't got good photos of it.

We didn't get back into town til after 9pm, so another very late night (11:20 as we speak). Getting really exhausted with these late nights and full on days. Was all I could do to demand that we stop for lunch - my parents were happy to go from 8am til 9pm with only snacks to keep them going! There was no way I was going to stand for that, and I warned them that I'd be dead if I didn't get anything in the meantime. So we got takeaways and ate them in the car on the way back up to Arches. yay.

/me falls asleep at the keyboard.. zzzzzzzzzzz
oh yeah, and I'm sunburnt. fraggle.

Posted by kazza at May 22, 2004 01:30 PM