Thursday, August 7, 2014


Moab, Utah,  has a lot of offer in the way of adventure besides the National Park!  You can take Hummer tours, rent ATV's, go canyoneering, whitewater rafting, etc.  Big kid paradise!

 We went on a Hummer Sunset tour which was basically rock crawling over petrified dunes, in a big Hummer.  
 He stopped a couple of times to let us get out and check out dinosaur footprints, take pictures, and just enjoy the view.

 We didn't really see the sunset but got a good view of the rain in the distance.

The kids' favorite thing we did was rent these ATV's for 2 hours - I felt like I had been on a roller coaster the whole time.  Pretty intense!

 Dad trying to keep up with the boys!
 Get me outta this helmet!
 We stayed in a condo we rented through vrbo since there aren't any Marriotts nearby.  Loved it! We ate two dinners and made picnic lunches here which really isn't my idea of vacation, but I have to say for the kind of activities we had planned, it was best.  It was nice to not have to get cleaned up to go back out to a restaurant.

We also drove over to Canyonlands National Park, about 30 min. away.  It's basically like the Grand Canyon with no hotels and a lot less people.  Our kids loved it because it was after a rainstorm and we had the place to ourselves!

 So many fantastic picture opportunities!  The boys up high and me down low...

 In our Moab t-shirts...

We took a 1 mile rim walk which as you can see could be pretty scary
 since there aren't many barriers....

I loved this area and would go back in a heartbeat and spend more time in both parks!  Moab itself is very small with a few restaurants and motels and that's what made it charming to me.

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