Sanctuary Ridge Adventures in Camping

Wild West Trip Part 8


Moab, Utah

Moab is such a quaint little town!

The town is full of little restaurants, hotels, and campgrounds. While we try to eat most of our meals at our campsite, we did eat at a couple of local places.  Pasta Jay’s was a delightful little Italian restaurant! ( We also dined at the Moab Diner where we enjoyed a burger, fries, and milkshake. (

Meal Planning for our Wild West Trip

Candi and I planned all our meals in advance for the trip. We spent one day shopping and cooking all the chicken/ground beef we would need for quick, delicious meals. It didn’t take long to prepare. This provided healthy, cost effective meals for our family. We took turns preparing dinner each night for our group so we both didn’t have to cook every night. For more information on meal prep, check out this post: We prepared 19 meals for under $6 per family dinner! And we ended up with several extra meals to enjoy when we returned home. That’s a tremendous savings compared to dining out!

We each planned our own breakfast and lunches according to what our family likes. Most of our lunches were picnics at whatever park we were visiting that day. We also plan picnic lunch for our travel days because it is nearly impossible to find a restaurant with room to park the rv. If we are traveling through a city where there are no rest areas, we will find a Walmart, Lowes or Home Depot to park at while we eat our lunch and take a bathroom break.


Last Day in Moab

On our last day in Moab, we played cards and went swimming at The Portal Rv Resort. The most surprising thing about this trip is our lack of down time. We usually play games and visit with our friends or family a lot more than we did on this trip. Our days were so long and we were completely exhausted from our explorations each day. Traveling can really take a toll on you both physically and emotionally. Our plan to go hiking in Arches National Park never happened. Jonathan and his crew managed it, but Jamey and I were just too sick to go. Our friend Teresa reminded us of the importance of staying hydrated, using nasal spray (because we are not used to the dryness of the desert air) and resting as much as possible. It’s a fine balance for sure!

One last sunset in lovely little Moab. Until next time!



Sunset from Portal Rv Resort, Moab, Utah

Here are some of my favorite moments from our Wild West Trip!


Fantastic family adventure! We can’t wait to go back!

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