We were lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving in Moab this year! Dave's Grandpa Plastow and Aunt Suzy's family live out there, so they invited everyone to come for the festivities. Dave was able to get work off Wednesday, so we headed out Wednesday morning. We got into town around 11 and decided to immediately hit up Arches.
It was a good temperature, most of the time we were hiking Wednesday we just used long sleeve shirts, but we did end up getting out our hoodies for Sand Dune Arch (which is in the shade and always super windy).
I haven't been to Arches too much, and I was impressed by the great scenery along the trails. I don't remember the whole park being so beautiful!
The boys had a blast hiking! Even when I was uploading these pictures they kept telling me what a fun the hiking had been in Moab. I think it was a big success.
Brooklyn did great too! We switched her to the baby backpack that went on Dave's back rather than the one on my chest. She's a lot younger than when we moved the boys over so it was a little adjustment, but she figured it out eventually. She's just so chubby, I couldn't see lugging her around on my front.
Wednesday night we went swimming at the pool, ate at Wendy's and called it a night. It was a great day and the boys crashed pretty easily after all the physical exertion of the day.
Thursday morning we woke up, ate breakfast and headed out to arches again! We were able to get in 4 more hikes before having to head back to the hotel for lunch and nap time. Dave's brother Jon & Anisa and their daughter Caroline joined us too.
After naps we headed over to Suzy's church to eat a late lunch/early dinner (yup, there were that many people there!). It was fun to talk to all of Dave's extended family that we don't get a chance to see very often. The boys had a blast playing with their cousins and second cousins too. And the dessert table... it was fabulous! We sampeled tons of different pies and a berry and whipped cream mixture that was to die for!
Friday morning Dave woke up early and went on a run with his Aunt Tina and a few of his cousins. He said the trail was gorgeous! I'm not a runner, so I know he loved having someone to share his passion for the trail with. The boys and I packed up the hotel and went swimming one last time with Papa Bill.
When Dave got back we headed over to his Aunt Suzy's house for a BBQ before hitting the road again. It was good to get to visit last time before leaving and very nice to not have to stop on the road for lunch.
When we got back into town my parents dropped by. They brought Zupas for dinner and we visited and opened early Christmas gifts before they had to get back onto the road. They were in town for Thanksgiving but had to get a construction project started before the weekend was out.
Saturday and Sunday we played it pretty easy. It was nice to have a few days to unpack, do laundry and recover before work started again.