We made sure that the motel room was good, unloaded our gear into the room, and then headed to Arches NP. The entrance to Arches was just across the Colorado River about a mile outside of town. We pulled into the visitors center, talked to a nice ranger about available hikes, and I purchased my normal annual parks pass. I did learn one good thing. Next year I would be able to purchase a non-expiring (well, not until I die : ) parks pass for $12. Quite the deal.
The sun hadn't set so we drove to the Windows. This is a set of arches that has a bit of a looping trail and some great views. Our plan was to "bag" these arches and then head back to Moab and get something to eat. I think all of us wanted to get out and do something after being cooped up in the car for 7 hours.
We found the arches, and the area itself, were very nice. I encourage anyone to visit this set (5 or so) of arches. Particularly if you have children. Short easy trails take you from one arch to another. I'd recommend doing it in the early morning or late afternoon when the light is at it's best.
Even without the arches, the views were quite nice.