National Parks

We depart for Moab on April 29th, on a three week trip in Domus Aurea, and anticipate a bountiful display by Mother Nature.  Have not seen Arches, Canyonlands, or Capitol Reef before, so the anticipation, based on visits to other National Parks, is mounting.  That’s an understatement, on second thought!  We can’t wait.

Here are three pix from our last road trip to Utah, with a stop at Crater Lake on the way home.  The first picture was taken while wading up the Virgin River Narrows in Zion.  I tuned this one up in Photoshop, printed it, then the good wife framed it perfectly and hung it over the piano.  The second is a general vista shot of Bryce Canyon, and lastly the Lake of all lakes here in Oregon.

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  1. I know you can’t wait! I’m ready for warmer weather to get our camper out for just a long weekend. Time for hubby to find a part time job so we have more time to travel. Love your pictures, TW.

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  2. Blondie:
    I know you can’t wait! I’m ready for warmer weather to get our camper out for just a long weekend. Time for hubby to find a part time job so we have more time to travel. Love your pictures, TW.

    Thanks.

    We leave on our first trip, a week at the beach, in a week.  Ready!

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  3. Trinity- we did the Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef tour last fall. Definitely make sure you are in Canyonlands near sunset to watch the light on the geology.

    Also drive the roads along the Colorado River , junction just north of Moab near the Arches entrance.

    The potash ponds on Potash Rd were a feature on the Science Channel’s What On Earth show as they tried to figure out what they were from satellite visuals.

     

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  4. TKC 1101:
    Trinity- we did the Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef tour last fall. Definitely make sure you are in Canyonlands near sunset to watch the light on the geology.

    Also drive the roads along the Colorado River , junction just north of Moab near the Arches entrance.

    The potash ponds on Potash Rd were a feature on the Science Channel’s What On Earth show as they tried to figure out what they were from satellite visuals.

     

    I remember you talking about that trip in your new truck last year.  Thanks for the additional tips, TKC.

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  5. In 1986, my first husband and I toured all the Western National Parks, including all the ones you mention, Mesa Verde, and Yosemite, in my 1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT.  We stopped at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado, and listened to the fuel boiling in the tank!  All I have of that trip besides the memories is a picture of me with the mountains behind me at Zion-I looked pretty small!

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  6. RB49:
    In 1986, my first husband and I toured all the Western National Parks, including all the ones you mention, Mesa Verde, and Yosemite, in my 1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT.  We stopped at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado, and listened to the fuel boiling in the tank!  All I have of that trip besides the memories is a picture of me with the mountains behind me at Zion-I looked pretty small!

    Nice memory, RB49.  Haven’t forgotten about a NW meetup at our home, BTW.

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