Monday, July 30, 2012

Arches National Park


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal

~ Unknown ~

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Today, I am sharing some of the photos taken on our last trip to Arches National Park

*June 2012*
We drove from Santa Fe, north through the Colorado mountains, and then west to Utah




getting closer....


Finally...... 
Arches National Park, Moah, UT

These rock formations are known as Park Avenue, they are one of the first sites to see after entering the park (and it does remind me of Park Avenue in New York City, aww.... I miss NYC)


for just $10, you get to see all these? WOW, what a bargain



Another popular features of Arches National Park, Balanced Rock
the big rock on top is the size of three school buses


the hike up to the Delicate Arch


The 60-90 minutes hike (depending on how fast you walk) did not look that tough but my..... it is not that easy for me, to make the matter worst, we tried to get up there before it gets dark, I left my water bottle in the car, so you can imagine that hike.......


No, not yet, this one only qualified to call a "window"


just around the corner....

TADA..........


The 65-foot (20 m) tall freestanding Natural Arch is the most widely-recognized landmark in Arches National Park


lots of people waiting for sunset at Delicate Arch


Yes, Arches is indeed a sad place for me, my first time here was with a great friend in 2006, he passed away few years later..... *sigh*


I just love the colors of the sky when the sun is setting


Goodbye Aches, when will we meet again?



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16 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Kirsty, these pictures are just beautiful!

That quote is one of most favorites to use on sympathy cards -- I just think it touches the heart -- and is soooo true!

Elborgi said...

thanks for the wonderful pictures! Was never there- but like it so much
Elma

Dortesjs said...

waue to be at a place like this must be heaven. you are so fortune to do this. I never will be able to
see this. cant affort it sorry to say.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! what a lovely trip ... don't think I would have done the hiking but bravo to you! ... have a lovely day ♥♥♥

Nicole Hascoet said...

This is a beautiful place Kirsty. Your photos are gorgeous. I wish i was there, i love walking.
Hope you have a lovely week.
PS: Could you visit again my blog and tell me what you think of Sarah's drawing. She is already so happy of what other bloggers think.
Thank you!
Hugs xx

tina said...

What beautiful pictures, Kirsty. It makes me miss the desert :( I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I can see why that would be bittersweet. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!! I love love love the photos!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

What beautiful photos! Looks like such an amazing place to visit! TFS, Kirsty!

Inger said...

Wowwww such gorgeous photos of an amazing place!!!

Светлана said...

Wonderful photos and a beautiful place!

Ira Huberts said...

How true this quote is Kirsty...
Your photos are spectacular, wow, what a trip!
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Angi said...

Love the beautiful photos.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous pictures Kirsty!

Linda R said...

Such amazing photos my friend.. They bring back memories of when Jess was 16 and we took that trip.. And Yes we did that same hike. It was so hot when we did it. But we did have water.. Thanks so much for sharing your photos with us and for the memories..

Hugs~

Dora said...

You bring me back to my vacation with those pictures, beautiful!!!

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh how I missed Delicate Arch!!. I remembered half way up, we saw tiny delicate arch and a deep canyon in between. I was like, what?? that far up??. When we finally got up there in time for sunset, it was all worth it :). Your beautiful photos bring great memories!