Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Always eager for an adventure, I flew back from Seattle on Sunday; on Monday morning we hopped in the car and drove 230 miles to Arches for President's Day.  Never a dull moment in the Wheeler household!  Here we are hiking the Devil's Garden trail.  With wands in hand, the kids played Harry Potter the entire time.

They must have etched the sign of the Deathly Hallows into the sand along the trail a hundred times over.

At least we convinced them to look around once we reached Landscape Arch, spanning an incredible 290 feet, yet only six feet thick at its thinnest.

There are moments in life when you have to pinch yourself to make sure its real.

 Hiking our way up the fins.

Next stop: Partition Arch.

 As incredible as the arches are, the holes in the rock are just as fascinating.

Cute critters in this cavity.

This one gets more beautiful every day.

I feel so blessed to be part of this family...

...even if it is occasionally tiring.  This time, it was Annika who got tuckered out.

A sweet girl and a strong papa.

Once Annika awoke, we ventured to Delicate Arch.  The icon could seem overused from being pasted on calendars and license plates, but in real life it's positively magnificent.

Three cheers for a glorious President's Day at Arches.
May we honor the vision of presidents past by protecting these National Parks for our future.

1 comment:

Susie said...

Wow! Glorious pictures of an equally glorious day and weather to boot. So glad you were able to go.