You know what? for a lazy ass boy like me, such a trip was a necessity to feel how early birds feel. So we had the plan scheduled in a way that required everyone to wake up at 4 am for the first two days. I said last night was such a nightmare for a sleep-lover like me!! Well, that doesn't mean I'm the same person when it comes to traveling and nature fun.
wake uuuuup everyone, it's 4 am, here in the highlands of Colorado, two pine tree on the sides of our tent were amazed by our swift movements and soft packaging! One of trees told me come back again when I was hugging it goodbye! First night with a not-so-bad sleep, all four in the tent, except Nima who was feeling cold after midnight moving out to the car!! And that's because I got both the reinforcements (lol), sleeping bag "along with the hiking mat underneath myself :D and the poor boy just had blankets! it's all experience you know, who's more experienced gets warmer hahahh!
We set off around 5 am, while the steering wheel kissing Hassan's hands, I sat in front seat and wow, the same superb sunrise in the mountainous regions of north CO. Driving I-70 westbound was one of the sweetest drives I had in the US, all amazing and beautiful, uprising mountains on the sides of the highway, while once in while the fiery red colored sun twinkled in the right side mirror and you're fascinated by the beauty of this scenery...
grand Junction and then we are close to Fruita, take the exit Hassan, and hey watch for the brown signs, which became a funny quote from Amin saying let's visit all the brown signs beside the road. I must say that yesterday while we were heading toward Rocky mountains, all of a suddent Mister Amin said, we're going to the arches, right? we burst into laughter, dude, really? well he joined the group the last few days before take off, and he was not aware of the plan, knowing one word about the trip: "arches" and kept saying it for the next two days till we reached the Canyon. Okay were was I!! oh yeah, CO National Monument. here's a video of the entrance road we captured to the top of the canyon where you could see the handsome stone-men with a french cap on top of their head! wow! marvelous, isn't it??
2 hours behind schedule because of the sweet monument of Colorado, Hassan knew how to drive to compensate for it, hahh! where are the policemen?! He agreed to take charge for the speeding ticket in case he got busted, so hey guys in the back seat would you gimme a cup of water please, chilling and chewing and other things, we opened our way to Utah, getting closer to the Arches National Park, what eyes see is the desert with a few big sandy bumps on the vast ground! Weather was awesome but missing a little humidity, noses were like national monuments at that moment and if you liked you could scrape a lot of rocks out of the walls! aaahh gross! lol! Got to the Arches National Park. We had three locations to visit in here: Delicate Arch, Balanced Rocks, and the Landscape Arch, so you know these friends of mine were so much interested to check in their Facebook to the world know where they are. Therefore, we had one good man take this picture for us