Thursday, July 22, 2010
I love vacation! Who doesn't? For some people a vacation means simply not having to go to work. For Bob and I a vacation means - ROAD TRIP!! We love exploring new places and revisiting old favorites. But sometimes reality is hard to return to. That's what happened to me last week. We returned home late last Tuesday and I just couldn't seem to settle back into the daily routine. I did get laundry completed but spent most of my time reliving vacation and finishing my library books. I couldn't even dig up enough ambition to post the rest of the vacation pictures. Of course this week I panicked when I realized that school starts in 3 weeks and my summer "to do" list is still a mile long! We had a wonderful trip, enjoyed spending time with family and friends from PA and NY, and took lots of pictures. Pictures are posted and I'm working on adding captions and descriptions. Check out the Flickr Web Album link to see them. We're already thinking about our next road trip.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Our last night in Page. Tomorrow it is back to Vegas and then home on Tuesday. Today we took a tour of Antelope Canyon. What an awesome sight! My only complaint is that I think they allow too many tour groups to visit at the same time and a few of the tour guides were a bit pushy towards other groups. You have to book a tour because the canyon is on the Navajo Indian Reservation. You ride to the slot canyon in the back of 4 wheel drive trucks with BIG tires as there are no paved roads into the canyon. Well worth the money though. Later in the afternoon we drove to several points of interest along Lake Powell. The Waheap Marina has a really nice RV park that we would like to come back to. Dinner was at an Italian/Mexican restaurant. Interesting combination but the food wasn't bad.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I am becoming tech savvy! On this trip I have learned how to post to Facebook from my phone and how to tweet. Look out world! We are now into the part of our trip that I really enjoy - sightseeing. Thursday morning we said goodbye to Rose, Terry, Nancy, and Ruthie and headed to Kanab Utah. We arrived early in the afternoon and decided to head to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for sunset. Friday we explored some of the Grand Staircase. We drove the Cottonwood Canyon Road from one end to the other with a side trip to see Grosvenor Arch. We had rented an SUV for this purpose but probably should have had a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The road was quite rutted and washboardy but, oh, was the scenery worth it! We also wanted to hike the Willis Creek slot canyon but the road in was too poorly maintained. It seems that you can't always trust internet reviews. I was quite disappointed as I had really wanted to see this slot canyon. Instead we went back to Burr Trail to check out the scene of one of our worst RV nightmares. The trail is now paved and not at all the way we remembered it. We never could find the infamous switchbacks - probably didn't drive far enough in. Today we moved from Kanab to Page, Arizona. As it was a short trip we stopped at the Glen Canyon Dam for a bit and then hiked to a ledge over the Colorado River to see Horseshoe Bend. Tomorrow we have booked a tour of Antelope Canyon for the morning and haven't decided on any afternoon activities yet. I need to get more pictures posted! Here are a few.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
After two days in Vegas all I have is blisters on my feet and a lighter purse! But I have had a great time and taken lots of pictures. This afternoon we went to the top of the Stratosphere. You get some amazing views from way up there. We've done a lot of walking these past two days, good exercise but easy to get dehydrated. Rose, Terry, Ruthie, and Nancy have outlasted us both days. By 6pm we are ready to call it quits and head back to the resort. Like the Energizer bunnies they just keep on going! It's been 15 years since Terry and Rose were in Vegas and Ruthie and Nancy have never been so it's understandable. One more day here and then it's off to Kanab Utah. I took pictures with my phone today so as soon as I can figure out how to get them off the phone I will get them posted to Flickr.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Well, we made it to Vegas all in one piece though our landing had me a bit worried. It was a bit rough coming in over the mountains. The weather was clear so I don't know if it was because of wind, rising heat, different route or what. I don't remember other landings quite so turbulent. Rosie, Terry, and friends were waiting for us at the condo. The condo is really nice (check out the Flicker link for pictures) but a little ways behind the Strip. You really should have a car to travel back and forth. You can walk it but after dark might not be wise. Luck has not shone on us yet at the casinos but there's always hope! Keep checking back for updates.