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Thursday, March 23, 2017


We just got back from a short, but fun weekend in Moab! Living in Utah, we have so many weekend getaway options! We chose Moab specifically because we were running the Canyonlands Half Marathon, but really, why not choose Moab? If you haven’t been, it’s a must! 

We left our house Thursday evening after work and arrived in Moab about 4 hours later. 

On Friday after a delicious homemade breakfast, we geared up to go hiking in Arches National Park. For my birthday Mike bought me a national park pass, so the goal is to use it as many times as possible! It was my parent’s first time in Arches so it was fun being there with them. We hiked to Delicate Arch (Utah license plate) and to the Windows Arches (North, South, and Turret). Delicate Arch is one of my favorite hikes in Arches so that was our priority. It took us a couple of hours to do. We had two younger children (5, 6) and took multiple breaks for my mom. The Windows is an area you drive to with a few smaller walk/hikes. The area in full took roughly an hour. 


We had a quiet evening that night as we were getting ready for the race the following morning. 

Saturday was the half marathon! I ran with Mike, my sister- Lisa and brother- David. It was a beautiful course running along the river! We all had a good time and it was so fun sharing the experience with Mike and David who were running a half for the first time. 


Saturday afternoon, we went jeeping and for a ride in the RZR. I had no expectations, but when we arrived, I quickly became terrified. One of my goals this year is to try new things and do things that scare me. Well, jeeping terrified me. I had no idea jeeping meant driving along narrow rocks with nothing on either side! We went up in the RZR, enjoyed a beautiful view, and went back in the jeep. After the initial terror, it became really fun and I realized we were safe. I would recommend jeeping for your next Moab trip! If you’ve never been, or like me, wouldn’t trust yourself to jeep, you can go with a guide. 



We went to Miguel’s Baja Grill for dinner, as is tradition. They serve a MOAB (mother of all burritos) which is large and tasty! 


On Sunday, we took a detour to Dead Horse Point State Park. It’s $15 to enter, but there are many places you can stop and look around. It was beautiful! 

 Moab is a great place to visit if you enjoy being outdoors. There’s something for everyone: hiking, mountain biking, jeeping, river tubing, camping, local shopping, etc. 


Next time we are down that way, I would like to go to Canyonlands National Park

What are your Moab must-do’s? 

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