Friday, June 3, 2011

Moab 2011 (adventure #2)

As we were driving our way down to my grandparents home we were listening to the radio and heard that there was an arts festival in Moab.  So we decided that would be a good place to stop, stretch our legs, and look around :)  I can't remember if I've ever been to Moab before so I was excited!  The art's festival was cool, the people watching was very entertaining, but what I want to talk about is the deep fried twinkie we tried...
YUM!!  I did not think I'd like it at all... but fried anything is so good!  Why is that?!  Next on my list, deep fried candy bars! :)  I know...disgusting. :)
Just in case you didn't get a good enough look the first time ;)

On our way home from my grandparents we had a quick pit stop just outside of Moab called "Hole N' the Rock". 
This is a 5,000 sq. foot home...in the rock!  Crazy!  If you'd like to read more here is the website.  We found this in the gift shop...
Charmed?  Now you know why I love my husband ;)
And now for the main adventure (or the adventure that we had planned ha) in Moab.  We went to Arches National Park!  We were only there for an hour and a half.  I know, crazy.  But we still had a long drive ahead.  But I enjoyed the time we spent exploring!!  And it had me craving Lake Powell like no other!  Who else thinks these rocks remind them of Lake Powell?!
This is my FAVORITE picture I got of the double arches!
I'm the one in blue :)
 North and South windows
Balancing Rock
Isn't the landscaping just amazing?!  I know that spending an hour here, a couple hours there is no way to see Moab and it's surrounding beauties.  But we definitely plan on going back to explore a lot more!

29 comments:

sydney b. said...

looks like you guys had so much fun! i love that you randomly stopped in moab, i would love to do that sometime soon!

m&msmommy said...

I LOVE your pics! They are beautiful. We don't have anything fun like that in Maryland!

Have a great weekend! :)

P! said...

Ohmygosh- beautiful!!! Sounds like a heck of a trip you guys took! Did I mention how incredibly jealous I am of those deep-fried treats you had? Because I am... extremely. Great pictures. :) Happy weekend!!

Lauryn said...

I'm so envious of your trip! It looks so amazingly beautiful there...

I can't wait to go out West and see things like that!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Ashley said...

amazing pictures! seriously. that place looks awesome and so breath taking! WOW (:

J and A said...

So fun! My hubby really wants o go to Moab for the biking. Looks beautiful. Cute pictutes.

moderndaywife said...

Awesome pictures!!

sherri lynn said...

Arches National Park looks AMAZING!!! What a beautiful day you had there. I love all your pictures!

k come karolina said...

cool place!




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Tatiana said...

My in laws go camping in Moab a lot and they love it. We may go next time too. Those pics are beautiful! And so are you :-)

Jessi said...

Those are great pictures! It looks beautiful there.

What's disgusting about a deep fried candy bar? I'll admit I have a deep fried Snickers bar once every summer...my favorite artery-clogging snack!

The Terry's said...

too fun, i can't wait to go back there. that would be my next adventure maybe this summer.

Afton said...

Okay this has nothing to do with your post. sorry. How did you get that I'm A Mormon sticker thing on the side ? I love it and want one :)

Laura said...

moab is such a cool town and arches is gorgeous!! you got some great shots while you were there! way to take advantage of the stops along your way!!

Stout Family said...

I love moab! And Arches is so beautiful! Makes me want to go back.

Jennifer said...

ahhh fun! your photos came out fantastic! =) and deep frying? well that just makes everything special! =) I would never do it myself but out and about that stuff is def not off limits! <3

Hope you have a great weekend girl! I am so behind on your blog! my reader wasn't showing your posts but I think I have it fixed now!!!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

This looks like SO much FUN and a place my fiance would just love...we might have to adventure there! He is a big outdoors guy and this looks perfect for him! Glad you had fun and I kind of love that parking sign! Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!

Liesl :)

Casey Martinez said...

I really love the beauty in a rock that has been weathered for thousands of years. So neat to look at the balancing rock too! What a wonder of creation! That hole n the rock house is trippy!! I'd be afraid it would collapse in on me if I lived in it;0 lol Sounds like a fun time for you two!

Megan said...

WOW!! These pictures are amazing, Court!! I'm so jealous! Looks like y'all had a fun little trip! And I agree that anything fried is divine!

Anna said...

Ohhhh my goodness those pics are amazing! What a natural wonder. And a fried Twinkie sounds dangerously good...

meme-and-he said...

such beautiful landscapes. I am loving the pics!

fabulousamy said...

Okay so I really want one of those twinkies.... Looks so good.

Connie said...

how fun! I've always wanted to try a deep fried twinkie.. the first time I see one, I'm going to!

Shalyn said...

Okay thats not even fair- fried twinkies are AMAZING! I had one of those and a fried snickers a while back and WOW!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I used to go to hole in the rock all the time when I was a kid! fun memories!! hugs! Britt :-)

jessie said...

Moab has a lot of cool sites to see, but people watching in Moab is ALWAYS entertaining. Isn't hole n the rock, crazy?!?!?!

Looks like you guys had fun!

ps. I want a fried twinkie!

Brittany said...

great pictures!! Looks really fun! Deep fried Twinkie? Awesome haha. Our county fair is coming this summer and that brings deep fried everyythhiinnggg

Ashley said...

AMAZING! I want to visit the Hole in the ROCK! :) That place makes for some really awesome pics! Good job!! :)

Sharstin said...

Ah, I love mob, looks like a blast, and hello fried twinkle, yum!