10/8/14

A WEEKEND WELL SPENT

last friday night we ventured down to moab for a davis family vacation. i had never been to moab, which is amazing because austin seemed to go almost monthly with his roommates & our friends on climbing trips while we were dating, but i was never able to go when they had the trips planned, much to my disappointment. buuuut i finally went & it was just as amazing as i had thought it would be. 

we got down there late friday night & woke up around 5:30 a.m (thanks cedar!) & decided to go on a drive to get cedar to sleep a little more. austin drove us to indian creek, about 45 minutes south of moab, which is one of his favorite climbing spots. it was so cool to get to see it firsthand with him pointing out all the routes he has done & wishes to do one day. i've heard him & our friends talk about indian creek a billion times, so it's cool to be able to visualize it & it was such an amazing looking spot with huge walls on both sides of the road completely ready to be climbed.  austin was so excited to be there that it was hard for me not to get a little excited too, & he was so passionate about it. i love hearing him talk about climbing.

after our morning drive we got back to camp around 7:30, had breakfast with the rest of the family. we spent the rest of the day in arches hiking around & checking out balance rock, window arch & of course, going to delicate arch. delicate arch was the only thing that i really had wanted to see & it definitely did not disappoint. the hike was pretty easy with great view pretty much the entire way up, & then once we made it to the top i was in awe of the arch. i have seen it so many times in advertisements & what not that it was so cool to see it in person, definitely worth the hike! if you haven't seen it, you should. 

sunday we drove into dead horse park, which has so more insane views, also worth a look if you get the chance, & over to the fischer towers, another spot that austin & his dad love. the fischer towers were pretty insane to see. they look exactly like the sand drip castles you make as a kid, know what i'm talking about? with the wet sand that you let slide through your hand & drip on top of each other making lopsided skinny towers? yeah, they look like those, but gigantic. it was amazing. & they are another really cool climbing spot, that if i'm ever good enough, i would really love to climb. maybe one day? haha. 

moab was on my list of things to see & experience before we move, so i'm so happy that we got to do it & with austin's whole family. we had so much fun camping with them.

10 comments :

  1. The picture of Cedar and Steve is SO cute!

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  2. moab is so cool! ack, rockclimbing is so scary to me, but I agree -- if I were good at it, Arches would be the perfect place to do it. I tried once at Joshua Tree national park, and I wasn't the greatest. it also kinda freaked me out haha. cuuuute pictures, too.
    - leah

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    1. rock climbing can totally be nerve racking, especially when you're just starting. i was afraid of heights when i began!

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  3. okay, can you believe i've never been? those red rocks are dreamy, we need to plan a trip asap!

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    1. ahhh you must go! it is seriously so amazing!!

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  4. ah moab is so fabulous. was it just stunning in the autumn-y weather? so fun!

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    1. it was perfect weather, i don't think i could have handled it if it was any hotter!

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  5. those are gorgeous....what a beautiful perfect day!

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  6. Gorgeous photos. Moab is incredible!

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