Moab Prologue 2009…


The best time ever…
As close to the religious experience as you can get. Gods Country. Heaven on earth. Awe inspiring. Ok so you get the point. Moab is all of the above and more. It is hard to describe it unless you see it. Having just returned from Moab, I find myself wanting more, more, and more. I spent two day in Moab and it was not even close to enough time.
Happy as could be...

Happy as could be...

96 hours prior…
It’s 7:00pm Sunday, snow is flying when an automated call comes in from Northeast Airlines  to cancel my morning flight. Forty five minutes on hold for an agent to help me re-arrange my flights as the snow continues to pile up. One flight left to Utah for Monday. If that flight doesn’t go, it may not be worth going to the conference. That would also mean that my side trip to Moab would be scrapped. As I re-booked the flights, the news flashed “Winter Storm Watch”. What are my chances of actually flying out?

Delayed Flights....

Delayed Flights....

72 hours prior…
It’s morning and I am making my way to T.F. Green Airport. All flights were cancelled until noon but my 1:00pm was still scheduled. The airport is busy but things seem to be cleaned up. After been stripped searched at security for an extra .25 oz of mouth wash, I am sitting at the gate. The status is “On Time”. The loud speaker announces the airport is open and the first flight is leaving. The boarding call for my flight is given. We’re looking good.

24 hours prior…
Utah sure is beautiful. The weather was 65 and sunny, go figure. The conference was great. Lots of good info and connections. My presentations went fine as expected. I even got to go to a Utah Jazz game against Houston. Everything looks great for leaving in the morning.

Salt Lake City...

Leaving Salt Lake City...

The time has come…
Sun and blue sky set the back drop for the four hour ride to Moab. Utah roads are wide and smooth. Very high speed. The route to Moab takes me south east through some of the most beautiful scenery you could imagine. A little over three hours later, I am on the approach to Moab. The ride in is a non-descript road with nothing for 25 miles. Very flat and desert looking.  As you approach town, rocks seems to grow out of the desert floor, getting bigger and bigger. Then the road curves and you begin to see even larger rock formations towering like skyscrapers.The road makes a sweeping left you are met with amazing views of rock canyons and the Colorado river at a scale I am just not used to. Wow, you just have to see it to believe it.

Moab Utah

Moab Utah

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