Utah (April – May 2022)

The fabulous Monument Valley, UT. I visited here with girl friends in 2007 and could not wait for G to experience the “out of worldlyness” of the monuments! Highly recommend the tours offered at Goulding’s – worth it and more!

The Left Mitton
John Ford’s point
The million $ picture our guide Jamison helped us get! 🙂
Even views from the visitor center are out of this world!
View from visitor center – you can see the road you take to go through the park.

We drove out to Goosenecks, past Mexican hat and drove the 17 mile road through Valley of the Gods. And of course stopped at Forest Gump’s point, where the speed limit drops to 35 mph since so many people have been hit by cars – you just have to get that picture in the middle of the road!

Driving in Valley of the Gods
Forest Gump’s point
And had to stop one more time on the way out for a pic!

Moab: Canyonlands National Park and Arches (just WOW)

We both think Canyonlands Islands in the Sky is more impressive than the Grand Canyon –
you can’t see the end!
Such a cool drive….IF you have a jeep! 🙂

This was a great hike up to Upheaval Dome – it’s a mystery how it was formed.
We took an evening/photography tour of Arches – unfortunately it was cloudy but still beautiful! Our guide was great – even wrote a book on “faces you see in rocks in Arches” which is called Pareidolia.
Skyline Arch
Sand Dunn Arch – tip: don’t go when it’s windy!
We couldn’t see from the sand in our faces, walking to this Arch!
Walking to Sand Dunn Arch
An Elephant
Balanced Rock

We did not get close to Delicate Arch – that’s the most famous one and most recognizable. There were just too many people.