So Monday and Tuesday we hit up two more national parks. Monday we went to Canyonlands and Tuesday we went to Arches. Canyonlands has a bunch of canyons and Arches has a bunch of arches. Go figure. ;)
Canyonlands is made up of three districts, Needles in the southeast which has these big needle looking things like in the background of this picture, Island in the Sky in the north which is basically a huge plateau that you drive/hike/bike/walk on top of, and The Maze in the west which requires a 4x4 to get around anywhere. We went to Needles and then Island in the Sky.
When driving through the Needles district, we spotted a bunch of cows repeatedly. Have I told you how much I love cows!? I even have a category on this photoblog dedicated to cows. :) (Note, if you're reading this via RSS, email, or on facebook, the links get stripped for some reason and you'll have to go to the original post to see the links.)
They've got some free roam cows, rams, and even wild turkeys. We spotted a flock of turkeys walking along the street and I pulled the car over, grabbed my camera, started walking towards them, and then ran towards the pack, motoring off shots along the way. Apparently turkeys can fly!
Speaking of which, they've have this really spastic thrill-seeking type of bird here. They like to hang out in flocks on or next to the side of the road, and when a car comes, they start flying up in the air as if they're being pulled in 400 directions at once. They go every which way and there's really not much you can do to dodge the birds. All you can do is drive and hope they get out of the way fast enough because their direction is so unpredictable. They also like to dive bomb and swoop across the road right in front of cars. I swear... they're spastic thrill-seeking little dudes.