donderdag 26 juni 2014
Springville - Moab
Na een redelijk ontbijt, niet bij IHOP, omdat we besloten dat we dat beter een keer als lunch kunnen doen, omdat ik 'morgens niet zo veel kan eten, waren we rond 9 uur weer op weg en riching het zuiden naar Moab! Een off-roaders paradijs naar ik heb gehoord en precies waarom we daar naartoe gaan. Ik heb er zin in.
Maybe I should go to bed earlier, because the waking up in the morning is getting quite the battle now. Once I'm awake I don't have a 'morning-mood' or something, but just the getting up isn't easy.
After a reasonable breakfast - not at IHOP though, because we decided we should do that for a lunch, because I'm not a big eater in the morning - we drove off around 9 am and headed south towards Moab! A off-road paradise, or so I have been told and exactly why we wanted to come here. I'm really looking forward to it.
We mochten na 5 uur de Jeep al ophalen, dus dat hebben we ook maar gedaan, zodat we morgen vroeg op pad kunnen. Maar goed ook, want het papierwerk duurde al meer dan een uur!! We hebben hem voor 2 volle dagen en kregen een boekwerk met alle trails in de buurt, dus genoeg om uit te zoeken.
We had a very uneventful day actually. I can't tell much more than that it was just a wonderful drive over here through wonderful surroundings. Especially the last hour was stunning!! It was like driving through the Grand Canyon! We drove along the Colorado River and the red rocks were towering above us. Gorgeous! We arrived in Moab around 2 pm, checked in our country-style room, did some grocery shopping and walked through town and bought our first souveneers here! Henk's head was turning an interesting shade of red by the sun that's directly above our heads here, so we bought him a good cap today.
We could pick up our Jeep after 5 pm, so we did, so we can head for the trails as early as we want tomorrow. Good we did, because it took more than an hour before all the paperwork was taken care of! We have the Jeep for two full days and we got a booklet filled with the trails in the neighborhood, so more than enough to pick some.
For today I can give not much more that just a lot of pictures and all that I told you above. It was a quiet, warm day and I will go to bed early for a change. I hope to show you lots more beautiful pictures tomorrow, after driving through the wonderful nature here. Untill then?!