Today we continued our long journey East and did some sightseeing before a long drive. Last night we stayed in Moab, UT which is just outside of Arches National Park. We had a little extra time, so we took the kids to a park to burn some of their energy. After spending the better part of a day in a car, they both need a little running around time!
We started our day off today at Arches. It was a really beautiful park! I wish the kids were a little bit older and that we had more time. There are a lot of things to see and trying to squeeze in a whole national park in a couple of hours is tough. Some of the more interesting arches are off the main drag, so you have to take a good hike to see them. But we managed to do quite a bit in our little time.
One of the hikes we did was Balanced Rock. Plus we saw Delicate Arch, probably the most famous of the arches. But I think Sand Dune Arch was probably the favorite for the kids. It was a pretty small arch, but it was surrounded by a huge sand dune. One thing we have learned during our travels is that our kids love sand!
We finished our time in Arches a little after lunch. We knew we had yet another long day of driving ahead, so we couldn’t stay too long. We ended up making it to our goal of Denver, but it took a bit longer than we thought. The drive through Colorado was beautiful. Lots of mountains, tunnels, bridges, and snow.
We ran into some unexpected winter driving weather in the mountains. Winter weather in May was a surprise, but I guess we should have known better!