We left fairly early in a caravan, headed for Southern Utah with Debi’s family.  We stopped in Price on our way for a quick lunch at A&W, where Toren posed as a statue:

Toren said he was a statue and wanted a picture
Toren said he was a statue and wanted a picture

Just after Price, the caravan split up.  Some went on to Moab and we went with Debi’s sister and her family to Goblin Valley.  Debi and I had been before, but this was Toren’s first visit.  The place is awesome!  If you’re ever in the area, it is well worth stopping by for the unusual rock formations.  We spent about 2 hours just wandering around seeing stuff and letting the kids play.

Debi with Toren and his cousin, Ethan.
Debi with Toren and his cousin, Ethan.
Unfortunately, it was windy when we first got there and Toren came up with this solution.
Unfortunately, it was windy when we first got there and Toren came up with this solution.
Toren hiding among the rocks.
Toren hiding among the rocks.
Another shot of Toren hiding among the rocks.
Another shot of Toren hiding among the rocks.
Another shot of Toren using his windscreen.
Another shot of Toren using his windscreen.
Debi and Toren exploring a little cave.
Debi and Toren exploring a little cave.
Ryan and Toren exploring a cave.
Ryan and Toren exploring a cave.
Posing for a photo.
Posing for a photo.
Toren climbing among the rocks.
Toren climbing among the rocks.
Toren and Debi exploring.
Toren and Debi exploring.
Toren and his cousin playing hide and seek.
Toren and his cousin playing hide and seek.
Toren after our adventures.
Toren after our adventures at Goblin Valley
And a panorama of the awesomeness that is Goblin Valley (click for larger size)
And a panorama of the awesomeness that is Goblin Valley (click for larger size)

After visiting Goblin Valley, we drove up to the San Rafael Swell to see more cool rock formations.  We found one where there was a very narrow razorback from an overlook that you could hike that was pretty cool:

Razorback on the San Rafael Swell.
Razorback on the San Rafael Swell.

From the San Rafael Swell we drove to the condos in Moab.  We arrived fairly late, so we unloaded the cars and then went to bed.

 

daily mileage: 360; total mileage: 5,568

states visited: no new states; total state count: 22 (plus 1 district and 1 other country)

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