Written this summer
Denver CO to Moab UT
My favorite part of the trip happened today. Visiting Arches National Park. Fun fact about me, visiting the national parks in America has been my dream for several years. And Arches was pretty high on my list. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that, while driving through Utah, we would be stopping at Arches. And you can probably imagine my excitement when we actually got there.
There were only two disappointing things about Arches. One, we didn’t spend much time at Arches––only half an hour at most––mostly due to the fact that I have two little sisters (two and four) who didn’t appreciate Arches nearly as much as I did. Second, we didn’t travel very far into the park, which meant I only got to experience part of its beauty. Nevertheless, Arches National Park was definitely the highlight of the trip.
Out of all the states we traveled through, Utah was my favorite. Not only is Utah a beautiful state––I love the contrast between blue sky, red hills, and occasional spot of green––but Moab also happens to have one of the best doughnut stores I have ever been to. My mom and I were driving through Moab, on our way out, and since we hadn’t had breakfast, Mom decided to stop for coffee. Fortunately for us, there happened to be a doughnut store––Doughbird––right next door to the coffee shop. And since we hadn’t had breakfast, and doughnuts are obviously the healthiest breakfast choice ever, we decided to get a few. Let me tell you, I don’t care how unhealthy doughnuts are, I am never going to regret buying those doughnuts. So if you’re ever passing through Moab, definitely try the doughnuts.
So yes, Utah was my favorite state. Although the next state, Nevada, came close.