Good morning, boys, girls, and anyone else who may be reading this. I’ve missed you.
It bothers me to go so long between blog posts. I’d gotten into my Thursday posting groove and then suddenly, in the last month or so, everything that happens happens on a Thursday. Seriously! Last week’s holiday vacation included! Oh, but I went somewhere, if you can believe that. I went road-tripping to Utah with a bunch of friends and found myself off-roading in a Jeep in Moab. It was brutally cold and gorgeously sunny and bright and altogether epic, despite the former.
Of course I come bearing pics from that little getaway. I took hundreds of them and decided to deposit my 39 favorites here – memories, you know – so you can hopefully get a feel for the wild and magickal energy of the places we visited (we stopped at Monument Valley on our way back through Arizona).
Without further ado!
Starting with some views from our Jeep and some of the places along the way… we were divided between two Jeeps…
Trekking out on rough and beautiful terrain.
Watching the vehicle in front of us gave us a glimpse of what we were in for…
I wasn’t driving, natch.
This pic is not crooked. We were. In several places I thought we’d flip over for sure, but we were fine.
This is what I look like bundled up in three layers of clothing plus a super thick puffy jacket, hat, and gloves. It was freezing, but 100% worth it!
We often stopped to take in the nature around us.
Love the texture of these rocks…
A little hiking was involved, which made the whole experience even better.
Obligatory selfie. (Ahem)
…and later, we went off in a different direction – not in Jeeps – to do some sight-seeing. It was nature in every direction, my friends, and there were very few people at most places we explored.
I could feel the presence of deities here, I swear.
It was like being on another planet.
As in the Land of AZ, the sky was SO beautifully, ridiculously blue. I love the American West.
Extra-terrestrial rock formations everywhere we looked. I couldn’t take enough pictures.
The way I imagine Mars to be… the sand was so red and soft.
The La Sal mountains in sight all around…
And a lot in the way of balancing boulders.
Rounded. Cragged. The winds of ancient times carved these gigantic natural artifacts at which we can marvel today.
Those snow-capped mountains, though!
This bird was quite large and so blue. I wish he held still enough for a clear pic.
A watery horseshoe.
Canyonlands as far as the eye can see.
…with dramatic late-afternoon skies.
I love this tree.
In town, I tried on this sweat jacket and ended up not purchasing it.
Then we stopped at Monument Valley on our way back!
I didn’t want to leave. It was fabulous getting to get away.
The End… thank you for scrolling through my crazy plethora of pics, my friends!
And thank you for putting up with my recent inconsistencies. I’ll get back into the groove, I promise!
Blessings to you all.