Moab highlights

After spending time in Utah’s biggest city, we basically drove to the middle of nowhere. Or, drove through the middle of nowhere to get to Moab, the state’s hub for outdoorsy adventurers.

And the adventures do abound in this city that sits on the Colorado River, only a few miles from vast canyon lands and wondrous arches, sandstone towers and other mystical formations. Mountain biking. Rock climbing. Cliff jumping. Rafting and kayaking. 4x4ing in your Jeep. Pick your sport.
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Grand, indeed: The Spectacular Grand Canyon

We can thank the Colorado River for both man-made and natural wonders that we experienced on the last leg of our West Coast & beyond trip together. After spending a few hours at the magnificent Hoover Dam, we entered the great state of Arizona, bound for one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Before Joel and I left for our trip, several people told me that pictures don’t do the Grand Canyon justice — you have to see it in person to really understand and enjoy how truly magnificent it is. And damn, were they right. There’s something completely magical and humbling about looking down into the great, colorful depths of the canyon and realizing that it was all created by a river, one that you can’t even see from the top, and that for million of years, humans and animals have looked down upon some similar version of the canyon.
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