Saturday, February 08, 2014

Arches Quick Trip

With Jason's new job, we couldn't take our regular long vacation to Disneyland during the cold and dreary months of January or February.  So, to escape the toxic air of our valley and get some much needed family time and sunshine, we took a quick trip to Arches National Park.  Neither Jason nor I had been there in the wintertime and we wanted to see it.  It did not disappoint.
The hikes (we did all but the 2 longest) were magnificent and the girls were spectacular.  We hiked a little over 12 miles in the 2 days we were there and they went without complaint.  We bundled up and felt nearly alone as we saw some of the world's most uniquely beautiful landscapes.  The snow was an amazing contrast to the red rocks.
We loved looking at the sites, climbing rocks where allowed, taking beautiful and funny pictures, listening to Candy Shop War on tape, holding hands, eating in the car (oh, the big solo cups with lids and straws were amazing on this trip so we could just refill from big containers as needed), and mostly spending time together.  It was magical, quick, renewing, beautiful, and inexpensive.  I think it may become a regular wintertime activity.


  1. It's truly one of the most beautiful spots on earth, and so gorgeous with the snow. What and fun trip! I don't know how you make the video "live the time there". It was excellent.

  2. Ok, that sounds so fun. I guess I'm going to have to get details and maybe take a trip myself.

  3. So fun, we haven't been it the winter. Looks like we should give it a try.

  4. It was way, way too much fun. And I definitely think it's going to be a new tradition come January and February for us. Love Arches!!