Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog

Mt Humphrey overlooks Flagstaff

On the Road north of Flagstaff

Near Lee's Ferry






Man, That's a long Road


Marilyn at Lee's Ferry

Navaho Bridge over Colorado River



Snow near the North entrance to Grand Canyon




Our road trip began at 5:00 this morning, after our morning coffee was finished off.

It took an hour to drive from Gold Canyon, on the southeast side of the Phoenix metro area, to I-17, on the northwest side of Phoenix.

That hour’s drive was at 65 mph, too!

Our friend Dave, told us that the Phoenix metro area is nearly 100 miles wide and nearly 60 miles from north to south.

We enjoyed the drive though, and Marilyn told me several times that she was “in her happy place”. LOL

We stopped for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Flagstaff, then filled up with fuel at a nearby filling station.

It was 12:30 our time when we pulled into the Thunderbird Resort in Mt Carmel, Utah.

They are one hour ahead of Arizona time so it was already 1:30 here in Utah.

It was 2:00 in the afternoon by the time we unloaded the car and put things into our room.

We walked to the nice restaurant and ordered the special which was corned beef and cabbage, with boiled potatoes, for lunch.

By 3:00, we were on our way to Zion National Park to check things out and go to the Visitor’s Center.

I think Marilyn nearly wore her trigger finger to a nub, pressing the shutter button on her camera. She ended the day with nearly 200 pictures stored on that tiny little chip in her camera.

I sure hope I can make a decision on which pictures to share with you dear readers.

So, after a long and tiring day, we are now relaxing in our motel room.

We plan to start early tomorrow and will spend the entire day exploring Zion National Park.

As for now, I think I’ll stop writing and get busy selecting photos to post on here for you folks.

We hope your day was as enjoyable as ours.

Life is Good!

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