6 - G'day! Today started out bright and sunny. We checked out
of the Archway Inn and headed off to Arches National Park to finish up
our sightseeing and to take advantage of the better weather for hiking
and picture taking. We hiked to the Double Arches and later to the
Skyline Arch. Then we picnicked in the park. The kids completed
their Junior Ranger program and we exited the park. Instead of taking
the direct way to get to Interstate 70, we took a scenic route (128!) that
followed the Colorado River and the outside of Arches for many miles.
It was quite picturesque, and although it took us longer, we thought it
was worth the slower driving. Then a few hours driving to Vail where
we're staying two nights to relax in Maureen Cheheyl's condominium.
Thanks Maureen! It's a lovely place with beautiful views of the Vail
ski slopes (sans snow this time of year). Maybe not too many pictures
on the 7th.
Interesting marker to show how the Skyline Arch doubled in size (in the
1940s, I think) when lots of rocks tumbled out at once.
Although these are called the Three Gossips, we dubbed them the Three Kings.
The Colorado River.
Raptors (er, I mean rafters) on the river.