Thursday, May 27, 2010

Camping in Moab

We have always heard that Moab is great. When we drove from Texas to Utah last summer, we drove through and the boys made us promise we would make a trip back. So we said when they were off track in the spring, we would go. Last week we made it back to Moab and were able to find a fabulous camping site near the Colorado River--it was wonderful! We went with Rick and his girls and really had such a great time. We were able to hike in Arches National Park and we found another hike up Negro Bill's Canyon to see one of the largest natural bridges in the world. The kids hiked almost 10 miles total over just 2 days--they did awesome. And I just have to say, I love Moab! What a beautiful place! Everywhere I looked there were more beautiful rocks and trees and flowers. Our kids were absolutely filthy by the time we left, which for me equates to them having a fabulous time. I was a little embarrassed when we stopped in Price to grab some lunch and my kids really looked neglected--I wanted to put a sticker on each of them that said "Had a great time camping in Moab". But I figure I'll never see those people again and it is good for others to have compassion for the needy, right?! :)
We are doing good otherwise. Brian just finished his course work to get his real estate license and he and Rick are still working on the property issue up in Heber. But we are really trying to not put all our eggs in that basket just in case it doesn't work out. We sincerely hope, but that doesn't always do the trick. Brian feels a bit like he has a little black rain cloud over his head, he gets discouraged and I don't blame him. This has been very hard for him, but he is an eternal optimist, so I think even though he sees the cloud over his head there is still some silver lining left.

The kids are doing great. Kash finished preschool and can't wait to start kindergarten. The other kids just can't wait to be done with school. We are excited that all of them were accepted to a charter school down here so we can at least be sure their class size won't be out of control next year and they will be on traditional schedule--both pluses.

No other news to report, we are all healthy and happy and that is enough.


Emily said...

Great pics! Everyone is getting so big! Glad that you are able to get back to a schedule that is better for you next year! Bryan will be a great real estate agent! Good luck with everything!

Lorinda said...

Looks like fun! I miss camping...those pics almost make me homesick for when I was a kid. I have never been to Moab(which is ridiculous), but it looks beautiful!

Grace and family... said...

Hey Ownes!
We love Moab too. Someday we will get out there to see it again and you too! Check out Grace's blog.

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Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you updated your blog! And I am so glad you loved Moab. We love it there too. Another great place is Goblin Valley (about an hour from MOab). Your kids would LOVE it. We just had Rich's family reunion there this last week. I miss you! Let's get together soon.
Love, Jen