Moab: an eye-opener for a coast lover

It has never occurred to me that the desert is a place I want to be.  Moab and the surrounding area of Utah has definitely changed my mind.  The town is in the middle of national and state parks and offers hiking, climbing, biking, and rafting/canoeing.  Moab also offers great local restaurants and cafes and a fun local NPR station (90.1).  90.1 played a ton of new-to-me music.  One of the songs I was digging was Breezeblocks by Alt J.

George was excited to do some mountain biking.  I bit the bullet and we headed to Dead Horse Point State Park.  George was busy setting up jumps and shooting video while I went from hating it, to sort of liking it, to wishing the ride was over for the sake of my behind.  I definitely recommend the park though, beautiful.  We spent the next couple of days hiking in the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.  Great time of year to visit: few people and perfect sunny yet crisp weather.

I’ll definitely be back Moab!