Smooshing Landmarks

This is the last of the national parks that Dan and I visited on our trip.  Do you want to catch up on where we went?  If so check out our travels here.

I have been looking forward to seeing Arches National Park for longer than I can remember.  The dramatic reds and teetering formations are a photographers dream.  Imagine my disappointment when it was going between sunny and overcast on the day we were scheduled to go.  I did get some good shots.
No brilliant reds, no dying sun. The landscape was still magnificent.  Doesn’t this look like a sheep?
We went to most of the sights and tried to make it to double O arch.  We didn’t make it because nightfall was approaching.

By the time we saw delicate arch night was upon us.
We’re still mastering the “smooshing a landmark” photo.  After the arches we went to the desert bistro (ranked the nicest restaurant in Moab).  Since we didn’t have a reservation we sat on the front porch for dinner.  The prices were a bit high so we decided to order an appetizer and an entrée.

The appetizer won for tastiest dish.  We ordered the handmade pumpkin mascarpone ravioli  with fresh sage, pine nuts & maple brown butter
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The dinner entrée that we ordered was the Bison Tenderloin wrapped in bacon, cooked on a cedar plank and served with roasted shallot, balsamic & madeira wine reduction, roasted garlic mashed potatoes & grilled, marinated vegetables
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It was ok definitely not worth the price tag.  The ambiance was great, we stayed dry even though it was raining and there were beautiful twinkle lights decorating the trees in the yard.  It is because of the pumpkin ravioli and the ambiance that we recommend checking this place out if you are ever in Moab, Utah.

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