Remember just not too long ago when I gave you a very helpful and nice list that focuses on some of the major faux paus of camping/campers that I actually got to experience first hand? And it was so sad and pathetic that I am pretty sure all ten of my faithful readers were almost feeling sorry for us while also laughing at our misery. I realized that we needed to redeem ourselves and that we were not going to let that little tent get the better of us.
We chose Moab, Utah to be our area of success and the night before departure (which is I suppose is pretty similar to last time) we booked a two night stay at a cozy KOA campground. Equipped with community bathrooms and everything a KOA can offer (which really isn't much). We decided that cooking and camping wasn't really our thang so I purchased four Chobani yogurts, enough snacks to get us through a natural disaster, and of course some s'more stuff. Then left the good town of Moab to furnish all our other eats. And it did, and oh my goodness that was such a better idea than cooking our own dang food.
Now, I am not going to pretend like we became expert campers over a couple of weeks, because that is a lie. We still had our one mistake or two or three. One being that we left at four in the afternoon for a destination that was six hours away, which after a good two hours in traffic, became an eight-hour drive and a midnight arrival, that I am sure made all of our neighbors very happy. Especially since we did indeed blow up our two twin air mattresses using the inverter in the car, which also included two glaring headlights that illuminated our neighbors tent. To the foreigners from Europe who camped by us, who bought all of their camping gear at the Walmart just for this special trip, we are so very sorry. We American's really are not that rude.
But, it was such a pleasant trip. Aside from the dust storm the next night that had me feeling like I was at the beach due to the extraction of sand from my ears, teeth, and basically everywhere else that I got to complete the next morning.
We visited Arches National Park which is a must see in this lifetime. And I know for most people this is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, but you just gotta go. The way the red red rock hits the brilliant blue sky is kind of magical and leaves you staring breathless for some time. You don't see that everyday folks. And those arches. Geological wonders that you need to see and stand under in person.
As you can see, I chose to camouflage for the entire trip. I also tried to capture as many Brandon staring at the arches in amazement pictures as possible because he just loves that so ;) But being up on those fins and gazing across the horizon at this land of red and rock makes for a "I am never going to forget this" kind of time. Which, I hope I never do.