The Adventure Begins in '10' (2010) travel blog

Interesting wall formation at Arches National Park

This wall looks like bricks at the bottom with a smooth top...

this is called "Three Gossips"

Here we are at Fiery Furnace Viewpoint

This is "Delicate Arch" from the viewing point

There were many independent "needles" - here's just one example

one of several "windows" that can be seen from the road

Anna playing in the creek at Negro Bill

Rick and Anna ready to go down to the water

All done playing

What you see of Negro Bill Canyon from the day-use area

Our "home" space at Sundance RV Park, Cortez, CO


Here we are in Cortez, Colorado. Our stay at the Spanish Trail RV Park was a mixed-bag. The park was very clean and comfortable, but the operators had little to no personality. After getting settled we got on the internet and looked up the reviews for the place. The overwelming majority stated that the operators were rude. One went so far as to call the lady ..."the wicked witch of Moab". Many others said the same using different words. Another said "check out time is at ten, but you will want to be out of there well before that." Oh well...

Moab is a VERY interesting place. The name "moab" means "the place just before the promised land" and the town was named by the Morman pioneers. There is so much to see and so much hiking that can be done. Needless to say we didn't have much time. We will definitely go back and spend a lot more time. There are many, many more rv park options, so I guess next time we will look up the reviews before we make a commitment.

We drove through Arches National Park and took LOTS of pictures. If you like geological wonders you need to see this place. The rock formations throughout the park are absolutely awe-inspiring. (If you have a dog and want to get out and walk - don't take the dog. They have very strict rules about pets.) Here are just a few of the pictures to share.

Because Anna had to spend so much time in the truck we took her to Negro Bill Canyon(can we say Negro?...) to run and play in the water after leaving Arches. The ranger at the entry gate was very kind to tell us where to take her.

Check-out time was 10 a.m. (yeah, that DOES sound early doesn't it!) so we were on the road again at 10:05 and made it to Cortez by 1:00 p.m. This was our shortest driving day.

Rick did a little research and chose the Sundance RV Park. They put us in a back-in spot which made us a little anxious, but the owner Brad was very experienced and got us in without any stress. He actually made it seem easy - giving simple hints throughout the process. The rv park is right in town so after getting set up and relaxing for about an hour we took a walk. Immediately across the road is the City Park and that abutts two others. At the corner of the rv park is a nice diner and just three or four blocks down is a major grocery store. 'Didn't make it to WalMart, but it is only about 8 blocks away also.

We plan on spending two nights here so tomorrow we will go see Mesa Verde park tomorrow.

We are settling in for the BSU vs Oregon State football game being televised....so...gotta go. GO Broncos!! (sad for the Vandals)



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