Arches National Park -Part 2


Fiery Furnace

If you love challenging hikes, you need to check out this natural labyrinth at the Fiery Furnace. The twisted sandstone walls, rock scrambling, narrow squeezes would be an exciting experience.

To enter the Fiery Furnace hike, you need to sign up for a guided Ranger your which is available May – September, or you can do the self-guided tour, but you must get a hiking permit from the park office.

Do you ever wonder how?
Myron thinking we need to do this hike next time
The layers of colour in the rocks!
Just sitting for a few minutes and enjoying the view before moving on.

Skyline Arche

This is a short and easy hike that starts in the middle of the parking lot.

So close, yet so far away!!
”its time to remember what it’s like to be alive” unknown
Standing at the bottom of Skyline Arch
Just two goofs trying to pose for a selfie!!
Doesn’t look that big, does it?

Now, zoom in and you can see hikers standing in the arch!
Picture on our way back from the arch to the parking lot.
I never want to stop making memories with you!

We had a great time touring the Arches and Canyonland National Parks, and we are both looking forward to our next trip back for some more hiking adventures and checking out Dead Horse State Park.

I wonder where we should head to next?!

Tails it is!

Canyonlands National Park, Utah—- Part 2


We were amazed at how much there is to see and do in the Moab area. If you are a person who enjoys a good hike, some mountain biking, you could quite easily spend a week here and never be bored.

Since we are camping with our fur babies Bella and Rider, we are on a time limit and that we needed to be back by the 3 1/2 to 4-hour mark. That limited us to how many hikes we could complete.

We did manage to completed half the hikes. This gives us an excuse to come back to the area!

Grandview Point Overlook

green line shows hiking trail

Length: 2 mile round trip

Difficulty: Easy

Elevation Gain: 50 ft

If you love sunsets as we do, take in this hike late afternoon.

We stop in the parking area and grabbed a few pictures thinking we would be back in the late afternoon.

We never did make it back to Grandview Point. By 5 pm we were both exhausted and decided to add that hike to must come back to the complete.

Buck Canyon Overview

Life is a gift.

Shafer Canyon Overview

If you had a jeep or a OHV you could take this back road tour
Panoramic View
That’s a long way down.
So close to the edge, I am freaking!
I will look back at this and smile!.

Exploring the Canyonlands Nation Park, Utah


This morning’s temp was a tad chilly -2c/ 28 f.

Since we knew we would be hiking, we dressed in layers. Well, Myron dressed in layers, I only needed a bunny hug!

The entry into Canyonlands is $30/ vehicle. Since we will be visiting at least 5 National Parks this winter, we decided it would be cheaper to buy an Annual Pass for $80 USA/ $104 Canadian. This gives you access to all National Parks in the USA. 3 National Parks and we are ahead!

The first stop was Mesa Arch.

Just a short hike to a cliff edge arch. It’s a great spot at sunrise.

I don’t know what it is about this tree that I find so fascinating
Wow, wow and WOW!!!
Amazing view from inside the Mesa Arch
Sun reflection
You can see such a long ways
He is getting mighty close to the edge
This is the shot you get when you get close to the edge. Myron took this photo of the crack in the arch, looking down.
Another angle inside the arch
”We travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape us.” unknown
The rock is so smooth
Lonely tree

Next stop was Candlestick Tower Overlook

Orange Cliff Overhang

Thanks, Steve-o’s Pumping for the bunny hugs.
Panoramic View
What a great Panoramic view

Amazing views, I will post more pictures tomorrow from Canyonlands Nation Park.

Time to change our view

This is the coldest winter, and the most rain we have seen since we became snowbirds.

It rained for about 1-1/2 days, and walking the dogs was quite the messy situation, thankfully our friend Amy gave us some Pawz Rubber Boots to try out.

It does take two of us to put them on, but I must say they are amazing and do not fall off, thanks again Amy!

Even with all the rain and wind, we still enjoyed our time near Ajo.

A day trip down to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, with a stop at Why. AZ!

Why you ask? Why not! 😝

Spent a morning in Ajo at their 6th Annual Food Festival and Flea Market. The black bean brownie with mesquite flour was a hit with Myron, and we even came away with a few bargains from a garage sale. 😜

We had a couple of great hikes, and welcomed our daily visits from a group of hummingbirds that always kept us entertained.

It wasn’t always cloudy and rainy, we only had to run our generator 1 day as most days we were pulling in some great solar and were fully charged by 10 Am.

Hey, we even had a few relatives come out for a visit!

A crazy family pic would not be complete without some crazy faces.