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Arches National Park

Ivan and I woke up around 10:30 am on April 12, 2010. 

We drove to Arches National Park.  It’s a park filled with beautiful things like petrified dunes and huge red rocks.  It’s quite a beautiful place.  The weather was overcast.

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We checked out the Balanced Rock first.  I don’t know how the rock stays up there.

We started driving more and went to the Viewpoint for the Delicate Arch.  The arch itself is far away, but we were still able to zoom to get a picture. 

if you want to see the Delicate Arch, It’s 3 miles round trip.  Ivan and I didn’t feel like hiking, so we decided to skip it. 

Driving through the National Park offers such beautiful views.  It’s a must have if you’re ever in Moab.  The sun came out and it was getting a little hot.

Big Dave and Lil’ Dave (the monkeys traveling with us) loved the park as well. 

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They thought it was a perfect opportunity to take some pictures.

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We drove to The Windows Section. 

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We saw Turrent Arch and took lots of pictures there.  It was quite nice sitting under the huge arch.

We drove to Garden of Eden next.  There’s a rock that I thought looked like a penis. 

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The Garden of Eden has multiple rock formations.  It’s really cool that they’re all grouped together like a garden.

We drove back to the exit.  We really love driving through this gorgeous national park.   We spent 3 hours there.  The entrance fee is $10 fee good for 7 days.

We went back to the hotel to use the internet.

We drove to Buck’s Grill House for dinner.  Ivan read good things about it on the internet.  We ordered the eggplant pesto dip for a starter.  It was horrible – it didn’t taste like eggplant or pesto.  It just tasted like some cold mush which could have been anything.  Ivan complained about it and the waiter took it away.  He said sorry for that, would you like something else?  Ivan thought that the soup of the day, which was butternut squash, sounded better.  We got the soup and it was just okay. 

We got a smoked catfish cake which was alright.  Our main dish was a game hen with spices on top of a southwestern risotto.  The chicken meat didn’t have any flavor.  The risotto was plain.  We didn’t have a good meal.  It sucks to have a bad meal, but I guess they can’t all be good.

We went back to the hotel.  We watched Family Guy and Spooks on the laptop before going to sleep.

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