Moab! What a gorgeous, other-worldly place! Eric booked a weekend trip for the two of us. Kind of a birthday present for me, but really a much needed getaway. His parents kept the kids (thanks Ed and Lynne!) and we drove down south. We had to stop at CostCo first for the new Dan Brown book so I could read it aloud on the way down. We haven't done that in ages!
Castle Valley Inn is somewhere I'd like to visit again. I'd recommend it to anyone, everyone. We loved that it is in Castle Valley, not in the heart of Moab city, so it felt quiet and remote and away from the tourist traffic. We didn't have enough time to rest in the hammocks they have waiting under the orchard trees. We need to go back so we can do that. Picture above is Castle Valley, a gem of green nestled in the towers of rocks. The food was outstanding and plated beautifully. Colorado quiche one day, french toast the next, no pictures. We left the table feeling full and ready to hike. And the proprietors are a charming couple who I wish were my friends!