A stay in Moab wouldn't be the same if we didn't spend time at the Virginian Motel, so we splurged for a room thinking it would also be a more convenient location for trick or treating. We were planning on spending a few days in the area with our friends Adam and Ellen from Colorado, so once they got into town we made a plan to meet up with them the next day and then went out to find a candy-rich environment. After a quick bit of trick or treating we headed to the Moab Brewery for dinner, where once again Madeline got lots of compliments on her costume.
The next day we all piled in the van to head into Canyonlands for a day of hiking. We checked out several areas we had not explored in past visits and Madeline got some time in her pack for an enjoyable hike. On our way out of the park we stopped by the Needles Outpost, a small store/gas station/campground and had a surreal meeting with the very odd woman working there in order to get some ice cream. After another exciting trip on the road to the same campsite, we shared a bottle of mystery wine we had been hauling around for years. One of the years Nicole and I did our Valentines Day wine tasting we got an unmarked bottle of wine as a gift from one of the wine makers. He told us what it was at the time, but if you've heard the stories of our wine tasting you would understand why we couldn't seem to remember what the stuff was. I thought it was suppose to be a cream sherry and after all of us sampled it we agreed that was as good a description as any. Regardless it was very good and quite strong, so we each had a couple small glasses and called it a night.
|Adam climbing "Supercrack"|
|The same patch of rock|
where we stood to get married
After one last trip through town for groceries and gas, another stop at the library, and one last stop at the Moab Diner we were off and heading for Colorado.