On to Red Cliffs Ã¢â‚¬â€œ part 2
After another 3 hours on the bus of chatting, sharing pics, laughing and just soaking in the relaxation, we arrived at our home for the next 3 nights Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Red Cliffs Lodge. Its located approximately 2o minutes or so outside the town of Moab and surrounded by .. you guessed itÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Red Cliffs!
Its on of those places that you breathe in and your lungs remember what its like to take in real oxygen. This is where it really hit meÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ oh my gosh.. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m actually relaxing! As a side note on the trip in general, If you do anything in your regular life that puts all the responsibility of planning anything solely in your hands, this is the vacation experience for you.
As a vacation planner I am acutely aware of dealing with the needs, issues and challenges of the vacationer and when you get into this biz you tend to transmit that same sense of over the top detail to your personal vacations Ã¢â‚¬â€œ thus a vacation is never really the relaxing carefree experience it once was. Until now. Yes. After two Adventures By Disney I am addicted and Chris and I are now looking at the 2008 adventures to see whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s next.
anyway Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I digressÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
We arrive and as usual, we have already been checked in and our trusty Adventure guides have our keys ready and waiting for us. I make my way to my room, open the door and am amazed! I have a king bed room that features a lower level with a sitting area, a dining table and a kitchenette. Nice. The patio leads out to my Ã¢â‚¬Å“backyardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ complete with a view and a spectacular view.
After a little time to freshen up we headed for the on site winery for a welcome dinner complete with an Italian buffet and yesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ wine!
After dinner I spent some time outside just looking at the stars. With no lights in the area you can clearly see the Milky Way and the stars are so bright. It reminded me of growing up in my home town where you could see the night sky without the obtrusive lighting of the city. It dawned on me that I really took that for granted. What a beautiful site. I could have stayed there all night. If I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to get up so darn early!
TomorrowÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Arches National Park!