Chapter 3 - The Last Day
Our little family of three slept happily, without interruption, in our hotel in Moab on Friday night. I was so scared James would have another night terror, but thank goodness he didn't. He woke up happy and refreshed at 7:30 am.
We packed up our hotel room and made our journey into the park once more. The drive to the campsite, although a touch long, is seriously amazing. I'm never more happy than I am when I'm enjoying our National Parks.
We arrived at the campsite and started packing the car with all the items we'd left there overnight. James happily visited even more trees, explored my Aunt Laura's tent and didn't seem at all bothered by the light rain and cold temps.
My brother Brandon can cook a mean breakfast burrito. He said it was "homage worthy". Then after all our gear was safely tucked into the car we set out with my family on one last little hike before heading home.
We decided on Landscape Arch, not only because it was short and easy, but because it is amazingly beautiful. You hike right through the fins up to a HUGE arch (longest in the world). It is so thin and it spans nearly 300 feet. It is really pretty amazing.
This is near the beginning of the trail. I love this portion of the hike because you are hiking right between the fins. And isn't James being silly? He kept tilting his head to the side and smiling. Such a goof.
Along the trail my Mom was happy to point out the amazing red cliffs to my little explorer.
The scenery is unreal.
Pretty quickly we arrived at Landscape Arch and bid my family farewell. They were hiking on to many more beautiful arches along the trail and we were heading home with our sweet boy .
Miraculously James slept in the car on the way home! Only about an hour, but it was way better than the nearly no sleep he got on the way down. After his nap and some lunch we passed the time playing E's iPad. He loves it.
Cutie pie of mine.
And this smile I captured only an hour from home! Amazingly he was still in such a happy mood.