Friday, April 9, 2010

It's pronounced...MOE-ab...

Moab, Utah (You-taw)...


 
So, my son and his wife went to MOE-ab You-taw for a really fun Jeep (pronounced, well, Jeep) rally..or..Jeep Safari as it's called..



 
Where they get their Jeeps all muddy, drive on {and hopefully not off } cliffs and scary places, take lots of pictures, and get all muddy and do it all over again..



But for anyone who has not been to Southern Utah, it is not to be missed if you get the chance.


The landscape is pure Hollywood fiction-looking..and the dirt is a lovely shade of rust-red..



Oh yeah...you should try to pronounce...Tooele...Two- will -a..

...yeeeah..

Here's his Jeep, new...and  then on steriods...


..so, as in the Brad Paisley song..."get t little mud on the tires"

Enjoy beautiful Moab Utah!


-me - the Jeep's Grandma...

15 comments:

Breezy said...

I love Moab~ Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo's!!

just call me jo said...

MOE-ab (That's cute! You tah ha! ha! There are other cities in You tah I'd like to see you pronounce phonetically. Weird names there!

My daughter did a two-week retreat in Moab for college credit. Had to stay out in the wilds alone over night. UGH!! I don't know how she did it. It is beautiful but I've never seen it myself.

Thanks for the post.

Heather said...

very cool! love the photos.

Laurie said...

Wow! What awesome pictures, it only strengthens my desire to get out west. I'm determined. Love the rock with the high-row-gli-ficks!

Karen said...

I would so love to get out west someday. I've never been further west than Ohio. Someday when we're old and retired we will drive out and visit all the National Parks.

Just Breathe said...

Your so funny .... I would have thought they were in Arizona.
What beautiful pictures. Love the Jeep.

Vee said...

You must be so proud. Of all things to be a grandma to...I am a nonni to three cats and two dogs, but I might draw the line at a jeep. Ha! You-taw looks like a barren, but beautiful planet. You know that if I keep this up, I might get into more trouble than I'm already in...

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Wow Mo-ab is gorgeous!

Vicki said...

HI Colleen,
Just trying to do some blog catch-up whilst in transition...

Read and LOVE all your posts about Larry's party. What a loss he was to those of us who never got to know him. I'll bet her was smilin big that day. And at what you tore his pink shirt up for...(o;

I think I'll have my computer set up in my new 'diggs' this week so I'll be back soon as I can. Sure miss all my bloggy friend, specially you!

And I'm still wanting to do that lunch....

See ya soon somewhere (o:

Vicki said...

OH, forgot to tell ya how funny the son is at Moab...my two go there often, and ya, one has the Jeep.

jAne at tickleberryfarm has a hubby that was there the same time...

Sue said...

LOL...I love reading your posts - your comments are so funny. "Jeep on steroids", that really made me chuckle.

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics!

Sue:)

diane said...

You have so much variety in landscapes in your country. Moab looks exciting and the jeep looks muddy. I bet they had a good time.
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Zuzu said...

My 64-year-old brother goes jeeping in Moab in his baby-blue Jeep. Tows the Jeep on a trailer behind his truck so if'n he breaks the Jeep, he can get it back home to fix it back up in all it's glory. It's his "thang".
I mentioned to Hubby the other day that our truck has just the right amount of mud on it too be considered way cool. I wash it once a year, whether it needs it or not. :)
Glad your son and DIL had a good time - it's gorgeous there!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Love that rust/red color of the dirt! If I were a kid, I'd want to take a little piece home with me, and see if I could "write" on a sidewalk with it. ,-)

Anyone remember doing stuff like that? Not with the fancy colored sidewalk chalk they have now. Just some colored piece of brick or stone you picked up... ,-)

Melinda Cornish said...

it is beautiful and this is one of the places I want to go see....Maybe when our trailer is finished!!!!!