During September and October Susan and I embarked on a tour of several midwestern and western states, driving in our 2000 Toyota Siena van(215,000 miles before our trip)a total of 7,279 miles through 13 states. We were gone 33 days and spent the night in 21 different places. When we got home it dawned on us that we had been together virtually 24/7 for the entire trip with no major disagreements and without growing tired of each other. I think our marriage of 41 years will last.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday October 3: Horseshoe Bend AZ

South of Page and within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area lies Horseshoe Bend where the Colorado River flows in a horseshoe shaped formation through the canyon. 

I wasn’t quite tall enough to see into the canyon nor brave enough to move any closer to the edge, so you’ll just have to trust that the river flows all the way around the bend.


A prettier picture of the bend

Near the canyon the rock formations made it seem like we were on some distant planet, unlike anything you might normally see.



After leaving Horseshoe Bend we drove around Lake Powell (saved $10 to enter the recreation area).  The lake was created by the Glen Canyon Dam and is 160 miles in length.  As you might expect it is a big water recreation area with a resort, marinas, boat rentals, etc. Later on we met a man who had worked as a boat mechanic at one of the marinas. He said over 50% of his time was spent searching for lost boaters.

Here’s a photo of one of the marinas

After leaving Lake Powell we returned to Page for lunch and a trip to Upper Antelope Canyon.

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