yesterday, we departed from moab (to a cozy new campground with full hookups and fast internet AND cable). but, i will now reflect on the random miscellaneous memories of the second two weeks of our time in moab.
we spent our last two weeks on the same patch of land that we spent our first week, a little north of arches on some utah trust land (that i have been incorrectly calling blm land). it’s pretty desolate, but there are actual allocated campsite spots. the first week, we had our pick of several. this time around, we took the last available spot. either way, it feels like being on another planet. windy, dusty, desolate, chilly and deserty.
theannababy reading in her nook. her bed tends to be a complete hoarders nest, but occasionally she helps me clean it up and does a bit of rearranging. then it stays neat for a maximum of 24 hours, before returning to cat lady status.
we have gotten much better at boondocking since our first time around. we keep several water containers and fill them any chance we get. so, we never run out of fresh water. we dump our dish water (minus the chunks) and shower water outside on the ground. we can go 8 or 9 days without having to dump our black tank. anyhow. there was a gear store in moab that offers free filtered water, so we definitely took advantage of that (and spent a ridiculous amount of money in return).
last sunday, derek and anna went on a 4×4 tour on the hells revenge trail. the other kids and i did laundry and grocery shopped while they were gone. and i’m hoping that derek will maybe write a post or i can at least get some pictures from him while we have decent internet and can write a full post later. but i took this picture before they departed.
since we had friends with us for the entire last week in moab, this pretty much concludes my downtime miscellany post. i’ll leave you with this photo that popped up in my timehop app from 6 years ago. it’s theannababy, performing daring feats of adventure, a sign of things to come for this kiddo.
and that it for moab (except of that possible 4×4 post, but i make no promises).