I knew to expect some mind-blowing rock formations at Utah’s National Parks, but Arches National Park left me speechless.
Okay, that’s a bit of a lie. Hardly anything can keep me from jabber jawing, especially if my mind easily attaches words to whatever I’m experiencing, but I found myself silent while trekking through Arches–except for the occasional “Hey! Doesn’t that look like a . . . ”
The experience triggered a childhood memory of me laying on my back in the cool grass on a summer’s day, gazing at drifting clouds, and calling out the names of objects they resembled. Arches was like that, except I was finally able to walk amongst the clouds.
Most notable objects my simple mind ‘saw’:
Magic Mountain of Disney World fame . . .
A tulip flower about to open . . .
T-REX . . .
A mound of chocolate Dairy Queen ice-cream (guess I was hungry) . . .
The homestead of my favorite childhood cartoon family, the Flintstones . . .
And my absolute favorite discovery–as I walked along the length of this particular formation, I marveled as South America gradually came into view . . .
Of course, Arches National Park offers a lot of arches, but as you’ll see, it offers a whole lot more. The hikes and views are spectacular. Oh, if only there were words . . .
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