Since it was summer, the season of road construction, the road we drove through Utah was mostly two lane with no shoulders.
In a particularly unpopulated stretch Miss Baby announced she needed to use the bathroom. NOW. Or more like 5 miles ago. As moms we can gauge how desperate the situation is and I assure you this mom's radar was reading "beyond desperate, must stop immediately or clean up procedures will need to be activated."
Telling Chad we had to pull over "right now." He asked me to look around and give him a suggestion as to where that could happen. Hmmm, I see his point. No shoulder on either side with construction markers keeping us in our one lane. So he drove on and at the first intersecting gravel road he turned onto it and pulled over.
A light shone down from Heaven and angels sang...
The Arches were very cool and well worth the stop. Things to note: We got there in the heat of the day (104 degrees) and after one short hike to see an arch from a distance and the kids were pretty much done.
|"Look girls, waaay in the distance, see the arch? Yep that's what you just hiked up here in the blazing sun to see"|
|Taking a little breather. A little red-faced!|
|A very nice man took our family picture, despite just getting done with the same hike we did and he was equally red-faced and sweaty! Thanks man!|
|On top of the world! :)|
Onward and upward! But what a beautiful drive into the Rockies. We were wishing we had daylight the whole way but by the time we got to Vail, CO it was dark. A little further east was our destination and we crashed once we got to our hotel.
Next up: a day in the Rockies and our last day of vacation. sigh....