Tag Archives: America

Moab, Utah

After Colorado we headed on a road trip across to the state of Utah and the Canyonlands National Park. We were greeted by 45 degrees C a temperature that makes you want to get straight back into the air conditioned car. Despite this, the scenery was incredible, everywhere you look striking red cliffs tower above.Moab, UtahWe spent a morning canyoning or canyoneering as it was known there, beginning at 6am to avoid the extreme heat. This was a great experience for any adventurer though would have benefited from running water as the pools were all a little stagnant due to the time of year. We did this about an hour from where Aron Ralston got stuck who wrote “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” the story behind the film “127 Hours”.

Moab is an incredible destination  that I would recommend everyone to visit. No photo can do it justice and describe what it’s really like, a landscape surrounded by huge natural monuments and of course the famous arches in the national park.

Advertisements

Colorado, USA

We arrived in Denver, Colorado also known as the mile high city after a day travelling and a stop over in New York. Quickly heading into the mountains to Evergreen for a few weeks living and working on a ranch in the heart of cowboy territory. Colorado RoadThe first thing that we had to adapt to in America was the food. Though it was all delicious, we struggled through every meal out due to everything being smothered in cheese, butter or oil. By the end of the six weeks we had settled into eating one meal a day, as this was all we could manage. Everywhere you go around the mountains of Colorado you see herds of Elk milling around. They are no longer scared of people or cars so simply stand in the middle of the road causing traffic.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADuring our visit we attended the Evergreen yearly rodeo the highlight of Cowboy tradition. I had mixed feelings about the day due to the cruel reality of many animals being injured for peoples entertainment. Despite the risk none of the animals on the day were hurt. The most incredible experience was witnessing the patriotism. Before the show began, an American flag was paraded round and the majority of the crowd stood up, hats off and placed a hand on their heart. The commentator then began a speech on how great it is to be an American before the national anthem was sung with many people welling up captured in the moment.