We arrived in Moab Sunday afternoon, and check out our room:
It was huge! With a pretty landscape painted on the wall! We were pleasantly surprised. There was also a roomy kitchenette, but the door was locked. That was okay with me, because I had no intention of using it...I'm on vacation!! Lol.
So, we rested up and hit the road again the next morning. Of course, we didn't travel far; not at first, anyway. Our first destination was Denny's. And our second destination? Arches National Park, of course!
The place is absolutely gorgeous. My dad took us there when we were kids, and I can't believe it took me so long to go back. It's amazing that we have such incredible, majestic scenery so close to home, and yet I don't take the time to appreciate it very often. Hunter has been so good for me in that respect; we have visited so many national parks and other gorgeous places since we've been together. He loves the outdoors and appreciates nature the same way my papa does. I absolutely love travelling, and I also appreciate the gorgeous sites...but I would never actually go anywhere if it weren't for my dear hubby. He is my inspiration and my motivation. :)
Anyway, so while we were in Arches guess what...I actually hiked! And it was strenuous! Of course, strenuous by my standards isn't much, but still...you should be super impressed. This is an activity that does not occur very often. We even have photographic evidence:
We were pretty exhausted at the end of the day, so after visiting Arches we headed home. Home sweet home! It's such a bittersweet experience, to come home from a wonderful vacation. There is something reassuring and comforting about returning to your own abode; I always feel a sense of relief. But I'm also filled with an ominous dread at the thought of returning to work. Ugh...why can't vacation last forever?!