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Oct 15, 2020 - Horseshoe Bend

Page, AZ We have seen the most iconic sites of each of the places we have visited. Although sister-in-law Diana is no longer with us, we are continuing our visits. The Number 1 sight in Page is Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons which are closed because of Covid-19 so we settled for Number 2. Horseshoe Bend is a near-perfect circular canyon carved into the rock by the Colorado River. It is also referred to as the "east rim of the Grand Canyon." It is supposedly free to visit – all you have to do is pay to park! And lots of people (over 2...

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Oct 14, 2020 - The Vermilion Cliffs

Page, AZ Yesterday was our last full day together. Today we parted ways. Diana took off for the Phoenix area and home. We are starting our journey back, too. Before leaving the area, however, we stopped in at Coral Pink Dunes State Park. The park features uniquely pink-hued sand dunes beside red sandstone cliffs. The dunes are formed from the erosion of pink-colored Navajo Sandstone surrounding the park. High winds pick up loose sand particles and then drop them onto the dunes. The dunes are estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000 years...

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Jul 31, 2020 - Page AZ

We have been in Page now for a couple of days. Page is a nice little town that is actually very new. It was built in 1957 to house the people that built the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. The dam is huge. The pictures don't show the scale but the water at the dam is over 500' deep. Obviously this makes Lake Powell a very deep lake. Lake Powell is also huge. It has over 2000 miles of shoreline. I expected to see a lot of small boats, but the lake has a huge number of houseboats that are well over 100'. The annual rainfall is 6" so...

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Jun 28, 2020 - Lake Powell

Sun., June 28th – Bruce said he had looked forward for 16 years to our outing today. He was excited to relive the pontoon ride through the canyons of Lake Powell. Even with the winds up considerably, the awesome beauty of the soaring cliffs of Antelope and Navajo Canyons were still stunning. Steve enjoyed wetting his line again in the green waters along the towering rock walls. (no fish biting today) We made a full day of it before heading back across the choppy waters of Wahweap Bay to the Marina. A great ending to our stay in Page....

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Westward Bound Again

Jun 27, 2020 - Out and About in Page, AZ

Fri., June 26th – What do you do when the temps are in the 100s in Page, AZ. Head for the Colorado River…unless you’re a diehard fisherman like Steve and then you go to the local fishing spot. Bruce, Carla, and I took a scenic drive out to Lee’s Ferry while Steve wet his line in the dam area of Lake Powell. Sat., June 27th – No visit to Page is complete without a walk to the overlook of Horseshoe Bend. We finished our drive with a trip to the Glen Canyon Dam and marina where we will be launching our pontoon rental tomorrow morning. We all...

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Westward Bound Again

Jun 25, 2020 - Zion National Park and Page, AZ

Wed., June 24th – We arrived at our dusty “out in the middle of nowhere” Hi-Road RV park in Mt. Carmel, Utah. It’s just minutes from the east entrance to Zion Park, so we took off for our first views of this massive rock covered natural wonder. The mile long tunnel on Hwy 9 leads out into an array of very unique multicolored, layered rock mountains. The park ranger at the visitor center wasn’t very encouraging about our chances of getting into the scenic drive where those who were among the limited number being allowed entrance came at 3am...

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Westward Bound Again

Feb 28, 2020 - Page AZ

Thursday, our plan was to head about 40 miles northwest of here along U.S. 89 in Utah to do a couple hikes. The first, was to an area within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument known as the Paria Townsite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paria%2C_Utah to see the remains of the town from the late 1800’s. That quest didn’t go quite as we had planned. We turned north off of the highway and after a 5 mile dirt road journey and pulled in to the parking area, surrounded by the amazing multi-colored cliffs. There weren’t any signs to tell...

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Feb 27, 2020 - Page AZ

Well, another pretty awesome day is in the books. We left the house at 10:30 and pulled into the Waterhole Canyon Experience about 10 minutes before departure time. We, along with one other couple and our guide Jacob, headed off in a van for about a 5 minute drive to the start of what they claimed was a 2.3 mile hike through the canyon. According to my calculations on Googly Earth, it looked like it was under 2 miles so, we’ll say it was an even 5 if anyone asks. While Tuesday’s jaunt was a short level walk through some soft sand,...

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Feb 25, 2020 - Page AZ

Saturday was a planned stay-at-home day because of the weather. The forecast had been fluctuating from 30% chance of frozen mix, to 60% chance of rain, to 90% chance of rain and some snow, to this morning’s 97% chance of rain with no mention of snow. Only thing for sure is that it’s mostly cloudy, the only really cloudy day we’ve seen since we got here on February 2nd. The weather morons could well be wrong, so who knows what kind of nationally newsworthy calamity could befall us. Saturday did end up rainy for about half the day, but...

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Feb 21, 2020 - Page AZ

Friday’s event was scheduled, a boat tour of this end of Lake Powell. We drove just down the hill from the campground to the lodge and marina, checked in and waited a bit, then the boat pulled out of the marina just about 1:00 for what turned out to be a very Gilligan-like, 3 hour tour. Other than what they claimed was a Golden Eagle, it was a critter-free journey but it was heavy on scenery. We had heard that the area around Page, and especially the lake, was awesome and as you know I am not a big fan of dirt and desert, but this place has...

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Feb 20, 2020 - Page AZ

We were on the road just before 9:00 on Thursday morning for an over 2 hour drive to see one of the most famous and iconic places in the U.S., Monument Valley along the AZ/UT border, the backdrop for dozens of TV and movie scenes. Once we got there it was easy to see why it’s so popular with those industries. After a quick stop in Kayenta for a bathroom break – and some chicken nuggets – we turned off of U.S. 160 and north onto U.S. 163 and shortly after passing through town, the amazing geological features of the valley started to come...

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Feb 19, 2020 - Page AZ

We’re back! The eastbound trip was pretty uneventful, but horribly tiring. Air travel these days is not for the weak. On Wednesday the 5th, we got up and did all of our packing and house preps, then drove almost 5 hours to Las Vegas, I got a haircut, we grabbed dinner then headed to the airport to sit and wait about 2 hours for our overnight 5 hour flight to Orlando. Brutal...that one word best describes the day. Not that anything went wrong, but the cumulative effects of driving, flying, time zone changes and no sleep kicked our aging...

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