Monday, October 20, 2008

No, I Have Not Dropped Off The Face Of The Earth

I just went AWOL for awhile. :)

Thursday through Sunday, I went here:

And here:

And here:

And here:

And camped with this in my backyard:

I love Arches National Park!


Jen - Queen of Poo said...

So gorgeous! Was it cold at night? Were you in a tent?

GreenJello said...

It wasn't too bad-- it was in the low 40's at night (5 Celcius), and in the mid 70's during the day (22 Celcius).

And tent camping is the ONLY way to go, baby! :) I'm not so sure I like air mattresses, though. May have to switch to cots, eventually.

Lee said...

Ummm...I'll be red or purple jello thanks. :)

Loved these images. Especially that next to last one. Made me feel like I was in a cave. Cool! That would be fun to camp under!

Thank you for visiting my place. Since I wrote that post about gas prices they've dropped another 20 to 25 cents. Hope those prices reach your area soonest.

Peace! Hope! & Joy!

Suldog said...

Gee, I wish I could visit there today! Looks like a lovely place to just chill out and be alone with your thoughts, and with God.

MLight said...

Wonderful! We were there a year before older son was born, and I'd love to go back and camp there again. I can't do air mattresses, though. I always end up sliding off of them.

steenky bee said...

Arches! Arches! It's beautiful there. Isn't Utah wonderful?

david mcmahon said...

Arch de triomphe!

GreenJello said...

Lee, gas prices still stink here. I think we're the highest priced gas in the nation, behind Alaska and Hawaii. Yuck.

And that "cave" photo? That's Navajo Arch. Many people don't bother to go see that one (it's off the main Double-O Arch trail). It's one of my favorites.

GreenJello said...

Yes, Suldog, the peace and serenity of the area threatens to overwhelm you. :) One of my favorite arches, which I forgot to upload a photo, is out in the remote area of Klondike Bluffs. It's Tower Arch, and you tend to be one of the very few people out there (and generally the only ones) when you go out to see it.

To sit under the arch in the shade, listening to the wind gently blow, and hearing silence... ahhhh. :) A small piece of heaven on Earth!

GreenJello said...

mlight, the problem I have with air mattresses is that Ron and I end up sinking into the middle together. While the snuggling aspect isn't too bad, it makes it difficult to move into a new position when my back starts hurting.

I hate to start using cots, though...they take up so much darn room when you pack.

GreenJello said...

steenky bee, this is why I stick around Utah! :) It's great for outdoor freaks like me. Not so great for diversity, though.

And David? You gotta get over to Arches sometime so you can post wonderful photos on your blog. :)

Sandi McBride said...

Wow. That is the most lovely "greenless" park I've ever seen. Lucky you for going. Lucky us for seeing.
Congrats on Post of the Day mention!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Congrats on POTD at David's authorblog. These are lovely photos!

Anonymous said...

I can hear the silence. What a wonderful place.
Here from POTD...well deserved.

GreenJello said...

Thanks for clicking through from David's blog! I am very happy to be sharing these lovely Utah photos with everyone. Y'all should come here. :)

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Awesome! I hope to go there too someday.

*I hopped over from soeurs du jour.

I'm here:

Anonymous said...

amazing stuff. not that i was around these parts when you went awol. but if i had been... absence excused!