On the way the sky got very dark and we ran into thunder, lightning and hail. We continued on not sure what to expect with the weather, as today was the only day we could go.It poured and poured and the rain blew off the hills.
I have heard mixed reviews of this park. Some say once you see the Grand Canyon, the little canyons don't really matter. I must say I disagree. Canyonlands is very different from the Grand Canyon. It is not as big, as deep, as long, or even as grand overall but it has a smaller, more cozy feel. My favourite look off was Green River without a doubt. On a sunny day it would be absolutely amazing. I stayed for a bit, hoping the sun and the rain would create a rainbow over Green River but no such luck. It was beautiful none the less.
I pulled up further and the door was swung wide open. My heart leapt...we've been vandilized!!!
Luckily no we weren't. The rafting trip was cancelled and someone drove Ian to the trailer. I had his keys though so he got into an unlocked window. Note to self...make sure the windows are locked properly before leaving the trailer.
After Canyonlands we were supposed to go to the playground and outdoor pool however it was still raining in Moab so we went to The Rock Shop.
Since it was sill raining we headed back to the trailer and on the way we stopped at his big sand dune right across from Arches National Park. The sand was still wet but it wasn't raining here (10 minutes from town where it was pouring!) so they ventured up he hill as far as hey dared go.
|Sierra with her new friends Jack and George|
Tomorrow we head out to Mesa Verde but before signing off I want to answer a question for a follower. They asked about our internet connection and how I post so many pictures. I thought I would post it here incase anyone else is wondering.
We bought a device from Millenicom. (click their name to go to their website)
We got the:
Advanced Plan $59.99 per month
The advanced Millenicom Mobile Wireless Broadband account is a 20 gigabyte usage cap service for $59.99/month. It requires the purchase of the mobile broadband device for $99.99 and you do not need to return the device when you close your account. There is a one-time set up fee of $49.99 and a $15.00 shipping fee to get the account started.
(We received a promotion which gave us the device for FREE and didn't have to pay for the device as mentioned above. No sure how long that is or was on for.)
We can only use it in the States as to use it in Canada is VERY exspensive. It has NO contract and we can start it and stop it whenever we like with NO fees. So we will use it in the States and cancel it when we cross back into Canada to go to Nova Scotia and Ontario, then start it back up again when we return to the States. I keep asking Ian if we will go over with the pictures but he assures me 20GB is alot so I will keep adding pictures until we get billed otherwise.
FYI they have problems shipping to Canada sometimes and our original one, after 2 weeks still hadn't arrived and we needed to leave so we called them and they shipped another one to us in Las Vegas when we were there and it arrived in about 6 days. When we get home we will return one of them.
Also the plan we got works on Verizon cell phone towers and our coverage has been great. We get the occasional boondocking spot in the middle of no where and get only one bar but generally it has had good reception and fast service. They do have an unlimted plan for $70 a month but that plan runs on Sprint which has way less coverage so beware of a plan that sounds too good to be true.
Right after we signed up for this I saw THIS POST (click on it) which has another option. When I asked the Bayfield Bunch what they use (as they post many wonderful picures...go check them out if you haven't already)...they recommended the Mifi as well. So if you are on the hunt for internet there are a couple of options.