Sunday, June 17, 2012

Arches and Arches of Fun

Last week we embarked on an adventure that turned into much bigger of one then we had imagined! Amber, Eric, and I all left Thursday night after work for Moab. We arrived there a little before midnight, but spent two hours trying to find an open campsite in the dark. We were having no luck, until we stumbled across one a few miles out of town...but it was completely empty. We all had a weird feeling and were a little creeped out at how remote and alone it seemed. So, we turned around and ended up spending the night in our van parked in a parking lot. It may not be the wierdest thing we've ever done, but we sure had a lot of laughs. I don't think I slept an hour total that whole night.

The next day we met up with John Trout who drove down from Vegas, and we spent the entire day hiking and exploring. I was amazed by how beautiful all of the rock and valleys were. 

Double Arch

Sunset at Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch

Eric and John Exploring

Friday night Jessica and Tyler joined us! We had a fantastic Saturday hiking and exploring all of the valley. After the four of us left Saturday afternoon, Jessica and Tyler stuck around to finish up some hiking they'd missed out on the day before. And that night, Tyler proposed to Jessica!

Landscape Arch
As we were leaving to head back to Provo, and John back to Vegas, he realized he'd lost his license and credit card. They must have floated out of his pockets when we went swimming in the river. Well, after a lot of thinking and praying for solutions, Amber and I decided to go with him back to Vegas so we could take turns driving. Eric had to head back to Provo because he had work the following morning. We got into Vegas around midnight, and Amber got to meet all Eric's family and get the "animal tour" of the house. It was really fun getting to be back with family, though it was weird not having Eric there. That afternoon we drove a rental car back to Provo so I could start work on Monday. It was a LONG and very unexpected trip to Vegas, but we had a lot of fun and got a lot of enjoyable talking time during all our hours on the road! Thanks Amber for being such an incredible friend and a girl I can talk to about ANYTHING!

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