We travelled yet again into new country on Wednesday – Page Arizona and Lake Powell. Lake Powell is formed by the Glen Canyon Dam, built on the mighty Colorado River in the Glen Canyon Recreation Area.
The closest town, Page, was formed in 1957. Page is a popular area for snowbirds, and the scenery is majestic and peaceful. We stayed at the Lake Powell Resort. Although a bit expensive for our taste, we do enjoy having services in the heat, especially electricity and the campsites had fire pits. Fire pits are not easy to find in campgrounds!
Tonight we are packing up after spending 3 nights here – it is time to move on. Our stay has been quite slow paced here, it seems we are starting to get the hang of doing nothing while feeling like we are busy. We did a road trip each day, today’s was most interesting, travelling to see Lees Ferry and the Navajo Bridge on Route 89A. At the Navajo Bridge they have the original bridge closed to traffic in 1938, adjacent to today’s current bridge. The Lees Ferry was at one time the only river crossing on the Colorado for 600 miles!
The weather has been very cooperative for us, hovering in the mid 20’s, although the wind has been testy at times. We have finally been able to have an evening fire, share a few stories, and make some new memories.
What more can a person ask for?
Tomorrow we are heading a bit north to the Bryce Canyon area. Not sure where we will pick to stay, but I will let you know.
Have a great weekend – I know we will.