"The boat ride" Moab Favorite Tip by iandsmith

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  The Jug Handle
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  • Patrons enjoying the cruise - Moab
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      That's what a jug handle looks like
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Favorite thing: Moab is adjacent to Arches National Park where we spend about two hours before going on a jet boat ride. It's an open affair that seats about 60 and cruises down then back up the Colorado River.

Fondest memory: Our host is an absolute crack-up, his extra dry sense of humour blending in with the terrain. ?See that thing that looks like a boulder?? he says real slow. Five second pause, ?Well, it?s a boulder?, and so on.
We see rock climbers scaling sheer walls and sight the best known four wheel drive track in the whole world. It?s been on countless ads and the internet. Apparently it goes for about three miles and takes around two hours. ?That?s another way to hurt yourself real bad. (Five second pause.) I don?t do that either.?
My favourite was the rock formation - "You see that rock formation that looks like a jug handle? (Pause) "We call that the Jug Handle." (Very long pause and he eventually pulls something out from under a bench - it's a plastic oil container and he holds it up) "That's what a jug handle looks like."
Apart from the humour he was very informative and we learned about lots of stuff. (continued next tip)

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  • Updated Oct 3, 2011
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