Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Lovin

Tyson and I were tired of working, and we had built up a little bit of PTO. We decided to take a trip for just the two of us. Neither of us had been to Lake Powell before so we decided we would camp and swim and play. There were many stops along the way though!

We started out in Moab. We didn't want to drive all the way to the lake on the first day, so we stopped and camped in a random place in Moab.

This was the fire we had built the first night. It looks well and good. Little does this picture show that it was SOOOO windy that night! I really was scared that the fire was going to engulf me when a gust of wind hit it. Tyson just laughed at my non-fire-knowing ways. Silly me and only knowing about contained non windy girls camp fire (with a bucket of water and ice near by)...

We could have spent money and bought ourselves a tent. Or we could use what we have and camp in the car! You might think that is a bad idea, but this was a great set up! We were able to take out the back seats, lay down some padding and we were both able to sleep pretty well. I was surprised at how well this set up worked for us.

We were sleeping pretty no matter where we were camping. No need to mess with setting up a tent! Lets just drive and sleep wherever!

You can see I was pretty excited about this.

We spent the next day at Arches National Park. We took time to drive around and see the pretty sights, and we stopped to hike for a while. It was fun to be out in the open and see these awesome parts of nature! Tyson and I love to hike and play around outside!

This was a double arch we hiked up to. We didn't think we would be hiking when we left, so we were both in sandals, but we ran around all the same.

Tyson wanted to climb up high, so I followed him for a while, then I decided my flip flops were not going to cut it all the way up.

I did climb around a little though! It was harder to get down than it was to get up.

When we were tired of climbing and hiking we decided it was time to head down to Lake Powell. We were able to find a campground where we could drive up right near the water. So we parked the car, and went swimming!

You might think it is weird for two adults to have their noodles, but we loved it! We swam for hours and floated with our noodles.

This was the view from the back of the car. There were a few people around but not many, so it was not too crowded or loud.

We stayed here a while, and when we wanted something different we decided it was time to drive to another area of Lake Powell. I was nervous about this, but Tyson is a man of adventure and so we went exploring.

After a few hours of driving we saw this great sight! There was a canyon with water at the bottom. We saw the road that would take us down and Tyson was sure there would be camping. I was not so sure but we went on down and alas, it was beautiful.

We ended our vacation here. We found a camping spot where we could really hop out of the car and into the water! It was amazing! There were also almost no people in sight! We enjoyed ourselves very much, and expect to come back again.


Danny said...

Looks like a ton of fun! I'm glad you love noodles :)

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