Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer Road Trip Continued: Moab, Utah

Our last stop in our summer road trip was Moab, Utah to view Arches National Park

This place was amazing.

The weather wasn't exactly mild. 
Hot, dry, and windy...

but seeing the natural arches and unique rock formations was well worth it.

The arches were formed over a long period of time thanks to water, wind, and ice.

But the arches weren't the only unique sights. 

Can you find an animal in this rock?

After hiking through the desert terrain, we found the famous Delicate Arch.

It was so big and grand!

We couldn't leave without visiting this natural beauty: Landscape Arch.

Arches National Park is a definite must-see if you are in the area. 

That concludes my summer road trip...

I hope you are staying cool and enjoying the final days of summer. 



Leslie said...

Hi Jess,

I have been to Utah (traveling there with my husband .. on business)and saw some of these amazing rock formations. It's beautiful in Utah and the air is very dry (lots of moisturizer!) Looks like a wonderful trip!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there, Jess! There has to be a silent awe that you can feel while being here; I've never been here, since I usually vacation in spots that are heavily populated! Lovely place to just THINK and see something bigger and much older than yourself. Anita

sparklegem said...

I love Utah! Arches is a wonderful place to visit, I was there about 25 yrs ago. Maybe I should visit again!



What beautiful countryside. The arches are so unique and beautifully formed.

Trisha said...

What an amazing road trip you went on! These pictures are amazing!


louise said...

I love the desert and your photos are super. What a great road trip! said...

It looks very wierd Jess.
It looks like a scene out of a cowboy movie.
very dry and deserted..
I think i spied a lizard..but could be wrong.
pleased you enjoyed your last trip.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Amazing what nature has done to the earth!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jess,

What a wonderful place to go and visit and your photos are amazing.
Thanks for showing us

happy week

Linda Primmer said...

Hi Jess, such beautiful photos. The trip looks fun and interesting. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love those pictures so much, you always hear about how cool it is there, and I guess they were right there is a lot to see, thanks for the incredible photos, they are sooo wonderful...thanks for doing a post with them..Phyllis

Starry Dawn said...

I realize you love to travel
with your family.
Oh! These photos are fantastic.
This is really an amazing place.
Thank you for sharing your
world with us!
Your heartfelt comments in my blog made my day.
Thank you so much for visiting us!
Welcome Aboard at anytime!
Poet Starry Dawn.

NanaDiana said...

Amazing pictures. One thing I felt visiting that area-is that I felt very small and like I was looking at some gigantic God sculptures- xo Diana

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Wow I'm gobsmacked! What an amazing rock formations. This is exactly how I imagined Utah would look like. Thank you for taking me to one of the most interesting places.

Wishing you a wonderful week.



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear, dear Sheri!!!! Thank you my friend for coming to read my post AND for reading the small print at the end. Yes, all is well, but today I go for another appointment that is a bit worrisome. I'll write. Anita

Tulla and Catie said...

I was in the Arches National Park twenty years ago. It was our honeymoon trip and it was wonderful The Delicate Arch was the most impressing rock formation I have ever seen!

Jody and Stan said...

I have never traveled to Utah, it looks awesome! The Arches are so spectacular. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful trip!


hi-d said...

Incredible! You gals always have such great photography! Looks like a fun trips,

Sandy said...

Jess, I've never been to Utah. Your pictures are gorgeous. I love the huge Welcome to Utah sign in your first photo. I love the silloutte of the birds perched on the sign.

Red Rose Alley said...

Jess, I keep coming back to see the arches. How these rock formations were shaped through the years is amazing. And I can see the pig! hehehe


Attic Clutter said...

Hi Sheri(:)
Aren't those arches and rock amazing?
Don't get many hummingbirds ..darn
Thanks on the birdhouse(:)
And the manny dressed up for Halloween
Would be fun ..I love Halloween !

Keity said...

Stunning, stunning photographs! Can't believe that those arches were formed only by nature.
I've never been to Utah, but love to visit there!!!
Thank you for sharing.

Oh, please tell Sheri, "Thank you for your impressive comment on my last post. May your cousin's soul rest in peace."

miss b said...

Your photos are gorgeous and these rock formations, particularly the arches, are absolutely stunning. You can tell from the pictures just how hot and dry it is. What a great road trip you have had.

Cottage and Broome said...

Jess, you have me wanting to go to Utah! Great photos and I love the black and white ones… Safe travels, Laura

forgetmenot said...

What wonderful photos you have captured of a beautiful and unique place. I want to go there sometime! Loved your mountain photos from Aspen too. Mickie :)

Lila Moonlight said...

Woooow, I want to be there right now : ) Utah is a must visit stop for me now : ) Thanks for bringing it to my attention : )

PS : for Sheri, here are answers to your questions.

My husband takes most of my pictures, and sometimes my mom or my son : ) Pictures without me, I take them : ) And we use Iphone4S, and rarely ipad mini if phone battery gets flat during the day like it happened in Provence : )
And the flamingo swimsuit is from : )

Have a lovely weekend : )

Sarah O'Brien said...

sounds like such a fun trip!

Teresa said...

Wonderful Summer, Jess. Thank you for sharing with us,

Ayu Maselli said...

Amazing natural landscape Jess!
so unique
have agreat summer for you

Kitty M said...

Wow Jess this looks absolutely amazing. I love seeing all your photos! To me being in the UK they totally evoke and transport me to American movie scenes. This looks like something out of Thelma and Louise :-)

Hope you have enjoyed your summer x