Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Govt Shutdown Changes Vacation Plans
The three hour drive to Moab was a beautiful drive along I-70. We drove along listening to the radio talk shows wondering if we'd be able enter the National Parks we had planned a year to go to. Arriving in Moab Sunday afternoon, we had an early dinner at a BBQ restaurant and made our way out to Arches National Park. Unlike many others arriving later in the week, we were fortunate to get that night and the next day in the park before the shutdown closed down all roads accessing the National Parks and Forests.
One of the Window Arches
We missed out on seeing the grand Canyonlands National Park, but found some other local attractions and drives to go on through the remainder of our time. We did change plans, left Moab early and headed to Monument Valley.