Wednesday, June 02, 2010

We're back

Got back into town Monday afternoon, been trying to get things together from the trip. Our short vacation was quite good.
We went to the Moab, Utah to goof off; my wife and I have enjoyed that general area for years.
For those unfamiliar with it, it is in the southeastern part of the state and is on the Colorado Plateau.  If you are a fan of old westerns, a lot of the country would be familiar to you.  Many of the old John Wayne movies were shot down there, and a lot of modern movies feature the area.

Double click pictures to enlarge.

I wasn't able to hike as much as I wished (back still bothering me), but we were able to take a few walks, drive into some interesting areas, and in general kill time having fun.

This is a boat that runs tours from evening into the night down the river canyon.  The picture was taken from a foot/bicycle bridge that spans the Colorado River.
This is the bridge where you walk onto it.
Looking across the bridge.

There is a road outside of Moab called the Potash Road where there are a lot of cliff areas that have been used for beginning mountain climbers.  This is one such spot.

Closeup of the young lady in the previous picture.

To the east of Moab is the Manti-Lasal mountain range.  This is Lake Oowah; it is a favorite spot for trout fishing.  Notice the snow drifts on the far end.

Cactus flower; they were all in bloom.

Looking out over Canyon Country from above.

A detail along one of those canyons, many of the roads are a lot steeper and more narrow than this.

I took a lot of other pictures, and may post some of them later.


Any favorites in this batch?  Any comments?

         "Crippled Crow" by Kris Kristofferson
         "Only the Lonely" by Roy Orbison
         "Your Cheatin' Heart" by Hank Williams
         "Crown of Creation" by Jefferson Airplane
         "April Come She Will" by Simon & Garfunkel
         "It's Up to You" by The Moody Blues
         "Hellraiser" by Lita Ford
         "Understand Your Man" by Johnny Cash
         "Bounce" by Bon Jovi
         "Bat Out of Hell" by Meat Loaf


meleah rebeccah said...

Oh yay! Im so glad you had a lovely time. These photos are fantastic!!

I've driven through Utah once or twice in my day and I was AMAZED both times. The mountains are UNBELIEVABLE!

Kenny said...

great pics, glad you had fun.

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

Nice photos, Bob. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

James Higham said...

For those unfamiliar with it

Er yes - me. Looks wonderful.

BobG said...

Meleah: lot of mountains and deserts here; just about any kind of terrain.

Kenny: thanks, we did.

EBM: I may post some more later, or in my Flickr pages.

James: not too many British have heard of it, but you would be amazed at how many German tourists we get in southern Utah. They are fascinated by deserts and the Old West.

Bob G. said...

The sheer beauty you've got out there is breath-taking!
Never ceases to amaze me.

Glad you shared it with us.

As for the song list?
Love the S&G song.

And Bat Out of Hell HAS to be a favorite of almost anyone with an appreciation for well-written and performed songs.

Steinman & Meatloaf...helluva combo!

Have a great weekend.

(the other )
Bob G.

elliot said...

Next time, we need to coordinate our visits to the Southwest. ;)

theirritablearchitect said...

I've mentioned this before, I believe, but you have a true ability with the camera, sir.

The scenery is sure nice, but you capture it well with your scale and framing of subjects.


BobG said...

Elliot: I know all the good places...

Architect: thank you sir; I try my best.