Monday, August 10, 2015

Moab Magic - So Happy To Be Back !

Portal RV Resort
Moab, UT
August 7,8 and 9, 2015

We arrived early enough last Thursday to get our home and outside space all set up. Our  back-in site has plenty of room behind Belle to set up the x-pen so we can enjoy the shade and a nice view of the meadow together. 

Friday we were up early and heading to Poison Spider. We met Harald and Teress (who were on their homeymoon from Switzerland), along with Mike, Lisa and Pearce (from Las Vegas) and Dee. Harald has waited 20 years to get to Moab...what a fun and excited guy!  He had rented a jeep and was eager to play!

 Memories in the making...Teress snaps a picture of Harald.
L - R...Joe, Dee, Teress, Harald and Mike

We were most impressed as Pearce (13 years old )drove out of Poison Spider with his dad spotting.

With Dee spotting, we have taken Pearl up Wedgy several times but this was our first time going down.  Maybe someday we will traverse this obstacle without having to be spotted.  Oh, thank you Dee not only for the spot but the photo as well.

Saturday we were off to Metal Masher where we met Amit, Coral and his dad Alex (who were here from Israel) and Scott, Stephanie and their pup Jada (from Nevada) along with Dave, Dee, Harald and Teress for another fun day!

Dave and Amit led the group followed by Coral and Alex...

Coral (driving) and his dad in a rental jeep...

Scott and Stephanie

Stephanie drives Rock Chucker with Jada...

Dave leads the way to Widow Maker...

and yes, we all followed! Harald is in for a huge surprise !

Widow Maker...a piece of cake for Dave and Scott. Then the strap came out...first Coral, 

then Harald and yep...we went next ! 
And Dee makes it look so easy !

The ride across the rim was the prettiest I have ever seen it...

Looking down on Hwy 313...

The Monitor and The Merrimack

Lunch with a view...

Amit and Dee sharing stories...

Alex, Scott and Joe checking fluids in Dave's buggy.
Coral, Alex (in front of Joe) and Joe 

Whew...our first two days back in Moab were packed FULL of fun and very, VERY nice folks.

Until next time, 



  1. Absolutely no way could I do that with my vehicle. I'd be so worried about wrecking it! That might be because I have no idea how or what to do.... However, pictures are amazing.

  2. We don't have the vehicle, but sure do enjoy your adventures, glad we could come along.

  3. Yep, you all are back home where you belong!

  4. Looks like fun! How long will you guys be in Moab this time? We head back to Lk Mead the end of Sept. Would love to stop by Moab on our way back.

  5. Looks like you are in your happy place! I love how people come from all over the world to explore this amazing area!

  6. Now that's what I call hitting the ground running! What a great welcome back to this playground:) That Wedgy is too much for me. And that Widow Maker would make me a widow for sure...crazy!! Have a great time. You certainly had beautiful weather. I look forward to all your adventures:) Be safe out there:)

  7. I did not think you rested once you settled in! Ha ha . I could tell how excited you are to be back in Moab. Beautiful sceneries and jeeping, what a way to enjoy life.