Aug 7, 2015
Since we weren't sure how accessible things were going to be, we left Prima Donna at the hotel, but we packed everything up so we could hit the road quickly. Susie was our tour guide and she was amazing! When she was younger, she worked as an engineer for Bell telephones and I think she knew everything there is to know about phones.
After we left the museum, we loaded quickly and checked out of the hotel. We had reservations to do some whitewater rafting in Durango. Sometime shortly after we grabbed a quick lunch at McDonald's, I got an email that told us our rafting trip had been canceled. Some chemicals had been spilled into the river upstream and they were canceling all raft trips until Saturday.
I immediately called the company, but there was nothing they could do but refund our money. The kids were so disappointed, as we continued our trek toward Durango. We stopped at an A&W and got free root beer floats. Did you know it was National Root Beer Float day?
We didn't even stop in Durango; just kept moving toward Moab. We found a park in a little place called Dolores. The kids loved a chance to stretch and run around for a few minutes. My sweetie and I took a stroll along the river (we didn't see any chemicals...).
We arrived in Moab about 8:00, checked into the hotel and let the kids go swimming. Then we had dinner in the room and sent them to bed early. Some of us are going to hike to the Delicate Arch in the morning so we need to sleep.
But wait, for another 24 hours, I'm still on vacation. We can talk about all this later.