Another super fun trip to Moab in the books! Everytime we come back from these trips, I think, “this was the best trip for sure!” All of our trips, especially now are just so good. Especially with Sam riding the way he is now, it gets better and better. SO, so happy we could spend the weekend with Grandpa Mike, just the four of us. He came to SLC to help us with some house projects, we all headed to Moab and he’s now off to make his way to LA for a big Dean family party next weekend. Can’t help but be a bit envious of the life he leads now in retirement. He KNOWS how to make the most of it!
Found a really cool spot, off the main roads heading towards Canyonlands NP. If you’re willing to drive a little longer, look a little more and have patience it can be SO rewarding. It’s definitely a bonus we had 4WD and a high clearance car to get there;) No one else really around. This is looking towards camp, the other direction is a HUGE canyon with views for miles. Just awesome.
So lucky to have Mike play song after song around the fire. Seriously, perfect evenings around camp!
7:10 am and that big moon is setting. Sam and I were up and about first…of course 😉
Warm beverages and hanging out both mornings near the cliffs.
Onto some riding. Saturday we rode out on the Mag 7 trail system. This was one of Sam’s longest rides yet. We took turns shuttling so the ride would last longer, breaking up the sections to give him a bit of a rest. The ride for the day was Getaway-Lower Bull Run-Arths Corner-Little Canyon. 11 miles for this seven year old. He was twice as fast as he was back in the spring on this new bike. Crazy the difference. He was passing adults left and right out there!
Mom and Sam
Another amazing sunset to watch.
Hiking around near camp.
Chips and salsa time. That’s between 3:30-4:30 most the time for Mike 😉
Sam’s longest pedal uphill to date. 750 feet of climbing, which is a lot since it was pretty steep and techy. Rode Mega Steps to Baby Steps out in North Klondike Bluffs on our way out of town Sunday. Such a cool ride and totally doable for him. We took as many breaks as he needed, which was way less than I thought going into this ride.
Steeper than it looks. He did awesome though!
Top of Mega Steps. These three. They are the best.
Waiting for Dad to fix his flat tire on the downhill.
So, so happy to be riding again. I felt so comfortable on my new bike and rode better than I have in a while it seems. Happy place!
Woot! Can’t wait for our next trip down south!
And a thousand times THANK YOU to Mike for helping us with new posts on the house and for basically building our shed. I’m not sure he knows just how much we appreciate all of his help and knowledge everytime he helps us. We don’t ever take it for granted!
He worked hard for about 7-8 hours both days before we headed to Moab. I got to help him while Dan was at work and Sam was in school. I actually learned a lot.
Thursday evenings accomplishment. Dan and I will finish the roof and a few other things. Thankful to have the time, money and healthy, strong bodies to make this happen.
Can’t wait to see you in the winter again Mike. We love you so much and miss you already!