|A rare family photo by Mesa Arch in Canyonlands.|
|Mark and Dax by the overlook...nice cheesy smile Dax!|
|Seth seriously stops about every 5 minutes to pose for a picture.|
|This is Dead Horse Point.|
|You can see these rock formations on the|
way to Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands.
After Dead Horse Point, we drove down to Canyonlands National Park. Randy had also never been here. We had a totally different experience in Canyonlands. The rangers were, of course, awesome and helpful. The first thing we did was catch a ranger program about night animals. This is one of the requirements for a National Park Junior Ranger (or watching a movie). We learned a few new things about animals--like cats have extra noses (top of their mouth), owls ears are offset (one is well higher than the other), and dogs and cats have an extra lens in the back of their eye which reflects the image so they see it twice which is why in pictures their eyes seem to glow. Anyway, I was very into the ranger talk.
We did some really fun hikes and stopped at lots of view points. At the first viewpoint you could see this road that goes through the entire park (100 miles). You need a 4 wheel drive, high clearance vehicle or you better believe Randy would have taken us on that road. We kept seeing it throughout the trip and it would be pretty cool to drive. Maybe some day. We took a hike to Mesa Arch which was fun. Seth insisted on walking the entire way again. We even got a family shot by this arch.
|Seth did not like when it was windy.|
|Seth trying to climb up the rocks like his big brothers.|
|Another family photo by Mesa Arch.|
|Mark spotted a cave.|
|Dax just laid down to take a rest.|
|Upheaval Dome is in the background. Weird huh?|
|Mark and Dax held hands on the way back down.|
I couldn't help taking a picture.
|I love hiking with these boys.|
|We climbed up a lot of slick rock.|
|We climbed that butte in the background. Crazy!|
|The granaries were the boys' favorite adventure today.|
|Mark was so excited to spot this "arch,"|
|Seth happy in the backpack for a moment.|
The last part of our trip involved eating at the diner in Moab where we saw a family from Highland. Randy and I had both taught their children in school. It seems like we bump into someone wherever we go now. Then we went back to the hotel and went swimming for a few minutes before we sent the kids to bed. They fell asleep much quicker tonight--I assume because we wore them completely out.
|The Green River Lookout.|
|My favorite picture of Seth on this trip.|
|We must have worn them out.|
|This is the huge viewpoint of Canyonlands.|
It's so amazing!
|Mark loved swimming in the pool.|
|All Seth wanted to do was splash whoever was holding him.|