With a car and budget for fuel, food and some camping gear, Father and Daughter decided to spend a weekend driving 4 hours to south-east of Provo to see the desert country around Moab, Utah. The trip is indeed an experience of a life time and I was glad to capture some of its essence on video that can be viewed below.
Isn't it an irony to find beauty out in the desert
We got our bearings at the info center of Arches National Park
We decided to take a 1.5mile(2.75km) hike up the trail to see the 'Delicate Arch'
Here it is, the most photographed Arch in the World
Of course Dad was clicking and video filming the entire magnificent experience
The reward for the long hike up to the top was sweet just like the nectarine!
With a father & daughter team work, we got camp set up with hot food to eat
After a good night's sleep, we ate breakfast and prepared to drive back to Provo
See more pics of the desert outing in the photo album
Su received lots of coaching on driving a manual car, like not to stay on the 3rd gear at 80 mph with a silent V6 engine. Luckily the spirit woke Dad up to realize what was happening!
We drove out of Canyon land and....
...out into the open dry desert country
This long video can give you a feel of what its like driving and hiking in this beautiful desert country.
Enjoying the glorious food with the other Asian students who are mainly swimmers from Singapore and one female who is a tennis player from Taiwan
20 Oct 2011 - Facebook message to Su Min with reference to the video clip above that was just included in this post :
Dear Su Min Chong, it took 2 days to upload online this near 1 hr video that reminds me of the memorable trip we made together to Moab in Utah in Oct 2005, our birthday month! The beautiful drive and music on the radio, the hiking adventure with precious time spent together, the spectacular landscape shaped by nature and the surprise rain in the desert that produced awesome rainbows were among the reasons I wanted to keep this unedited long video online. It's just one of those things I do in my life that keeps me happy and smiling always just by replaying the happy moments again.