A couple days of crappy wifi have gotten me a little behind in uploading pictures. Tuesday we went to Arches National Park. We saw tons of arches, including Double Arch, Delicate Arch, and Landscape Arch, among others. We probably hiked at least 8 miles that day, and I was feeling a little sore and grumpy by the last arch. We also saw tons of blooming flowers- I guess all the rain really made the flowers come out in force today. That was a nice upside, all the rain we've been having seems to have made the desert very happy.
Wednesday we went to Capitol Reef NP. This park had some cool rock layers, and the cliffs were lots of different colors than we had been seeing, but there wasn't a lot of the park we could see without going off-roading in the backcountry. There were some old Mormon settlements, some appeared to still be in use. Tim did take us on a dirt road to see a little bit further into the park, and was very happy his car could keep up with all the jeeps and lifted trucks. We stayed at a cabin so we could plug in the car at the campground, but have a larger indoor space to stay out of the rain. The campground had a BBQ hut on site, so of course we had to skip the camp meals another night. It was pretty great, but Dinosaur is still the favorite.