We ended up staying at our little slice of paradise at the shore of Lake Powell for four nights. The snow lasted all of about five minutes and felt like crumbles of styrofoam. There was almost no moisture to the flakes. It didn’t even make the ground wet….very strange.
The inclement weather kept us from exploring some of the truly unique sites in the area such as Antelope Canyon. Rick over at The Great American Landscape highly recommended Antelope Canyon as well as Mesa Verde NP in Colorado. I sincerely appreciate the time Rick took to send me an email highlighting these special places. Al and I will need to return when the weather is more amenable. Thank you, Rick.
If the weather had been warmer…..and less windy, I could have stayed here a month and been a very happy camper. There is quite a bit to see and explore. Unfortunately reality sets in – winter is coming and we need to keep moving. So move we must…..but I don’t want to!
We make the scenic drive from Lake Powell to the Grand Canyon. We are so thankful we did not attempt this drive during questionable weather. There is a section of road south of Page with a 7% grade, super tight curves, and built against a canyon wall. The sun is virtually blocked by the cliffs. Definitely a road to be traveled in nice weather.
We enter Grand Canyon National Park via the east entrance, not the main entrance. I’ve only been to the Grand Canyon once before and that was three years ago. It was our son’s first Thanksgiving living in Phoenix. We drove down from Colorado to Phoenix for a visit and then went to the Grand Canyon for Thanksgiving Day. I packed us a picnic of turkey sandwiches with all the fixings. We hung around the canyon for a couple of hours before taking the three-hour plus drive back to Phoenix. It was a long day, but a memorable one.
This visit, I really want to savor the National Park and learn my way around. Unfortunately it’s cold and windy. Night time lows dip to a balmy 17 degrees farhenheit….burrrr. Daytime highs are in the upper 40’s. I was really hoping for warmer weather. Guess we’ll just need to bundle up.