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Feb 28, 2020 - Page AZ

Thursday, our plan was to head about 40 miles northwest of here along U.S. 89 in Utah to do a couple hikes. The first, was to an area within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument known as the Paria Townsite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paria%2C_Utah to see the remains of the town from the late 1800’s. That quest didn’t go quite as we had planned. We turned north off of the highway and after a 5 mile dirt road journey and pulled in to the parking area, surrounded by the amazing multi-colored cliffs. There weren’t any signs to tell...

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Feb 27, 2020 - Page AZ

Well, another pretty awesome day is in the books. We left the house at 10:30 and pulled into the Waterhole Canyon Experience about 10 minutes before departure time. We, along with one other couple and our guide Jacob, headed off in a van for about a 5 minute drive to the start of what they claimed was a 2.3 mile hike through the canyon. According to my calculations on Googly Earth, it looked like it was under 2 miles so, we’ll say it was an even 5 if anyone asks. While Tuesday’s jaunt was a short level walk through some soft sand,...

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Feb 25, 2020 - Page AZ

Saturday was a planned stay-at-home day because of the weather. The forecast had been fluctuating from 30% chance of frozen mix, to 60% chance of rain, to 90% chance of rain and some snow, to this morning’s 97% chance of rain with no mention of snow. Only thing for sure is that it’s mostly cloudy, the only really cloudy day we’ve seen since we got here on February 2nd. The weather morons could well be wrong, so who knows what kind of nationally newsworthy calamity could befall us. Saturday did end up rainy for about half the day, but...

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Feb 21, 2020 - Page AZ

Friday’s event was scheduled, a boat tour of this end of Lake Powell. We drove just down the hill from the campground to the lodge and marina, checked in and waited a bit, then the boat pulled out of the marina just about 1:00 for what turned out to be a very Gilligan-like, 3 hour tour. Other than what they claimed was a Golden Eagle, it was a critter-free journey but it was heavy on scenery. We had heard that the area around Page, and especially the lake, was awesome and as you know I am not a big fan of dirt and desert, but this place has...

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Feb 20, 2020 - Page AZ

We were on the road just before 9:00 on Thursday morning for an over 2 hour drive to see one of the most famous and iconic places in the U.S., Monument Valley along the AZ/UT border, the backdrop for dozens of TV and movie scenes. Once we got there it was easy to see why it’s so popular with those industries. After a quick stop in Kayenta for a bathroom break – and some chicken nuggets – we turned off of U.S. 160 and north onto U.S. 163 and shortly after passing through town, the amazing geological features of the valley started to come...

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Feb 19, 2020 - Page AZ

We’re back! The eastbound trip was pretty uneventful, but horribly tiring. Air travel these days is not for the weak. On Wednesday the 5th, we got up and did all of our packing and house preps, then drove almost 5 hours to Las Vegas, I got a haircut, we grabbed dinner then headed to the airport to sit and wait about 2 hours for our overnight 5 hour flight to Orlando. Brutal...that one word best describes the day. Not that anything went wrong, but the cumulative effects of driving, flying, time zone changes and no sleep kicked our aging...

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Feb 4, 2020 - Page AZ

February started out with back-to-back drive days as we trekked north to our second winter home, this one in Page, Arizona right on the Utah border. Saturday’s journey started out with James and Connie as we both headed east on I-8 from Yuma then at Gila Bend we headed north on U.S. 85 as they continued to their next stop in Tucson. We’re glad they made plans to meet up with us in Yuma as we always have a good time and get along really well. Not sure when our paths will cross again, but it will most likely be somewhere closer to the east...

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Oct 14, 2019 - Zion, UT to Page, AZ

October 14, 2019 Normally we would eat dinner at the Zion Lodge. It is located on the Zion Scenic route which is only accessed by shuttle buses. (We did see cars in the lot yesterday so you must be able to drive if you have a room there). At this time of the year the last shuttle left the Lodge at 6:30. Thus, we found ourselves (along with many others!) at the Spotted Dog across from camp. We were once again reminded of 7 years ago when we biked down the Scenic Drive from the Temple down to the Visitor’s Center. With the frequency of the...

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Aug 28, 2019 - 22nd STOP - Page, AZ

8/28/19 - US 89 from Panguitch to Page was a lot better road than I expected. Lots of straight sections where I could go 63 mph. Also went through some canyon sections at 45 and some small towns at 35. One small "town" had lots of bars and RV Parks. Kanab was a pretty big town. We stopped just over the bridge at the Page Dam so I could walk back and take some pics. We are staying at the same RV Park where we stayed in 2003 when we were with Bryan and Diane. They are the ones who got us into RVing when they showed up with a toy hauler in...

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Jul 4, 2019 - Small town Fourth of July

Page, AZ We started the 4th of July as many Americans do – we watched a parade (loosely defined). The first half consisted of every emergency vehicle in the entire county, both land and water, rolling down the street with its siren sounding. This was followed by every sort of conveyance that could hold people such as a pickup truck, a boat, a low boy and trailers. The riders either threw out candy or squirted people. Those in the know about the candy had big bags like trick-or-treat bags with them. Interesting. We followed up the parade...

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Jul 3, 2019 - Upper Antelope Canyon

Page, AZ Antelope Canyon consists of two parts – Upper and Lower. The biggest difference between Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon is the size of the canyon itself. The Upper canyon is wider at the bottom vs. the top which is what produces such beautiful light beams inside the canyon. Lower Antelope is much smaller at the bottom, and is shaped like the letter “V.” Upper Antelope Canyon is at ground level so one walks right in (no stairs) and is easier to walk through but also is much darker than Lower Antelope Canyon due to the Upper Canyon...

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Jul 2, 2019 - Lower Antelope Canyon

Page, AZ A tour of Lower Antelope Canyon, also called “The Corkscrew”, is an amazing experience. It is the most photographed slot canyon in the world. A slot canyon is significantly deeper than it is wide. Both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons belong to the Navajo tribe. The only way to see them is through a tour. The Lower canyon is the more strenuous of the two. Although the tour is only 1.1 miles, it takes 1 to 1 ½ hours. The canyon is very narrow in places and extremely uneven walking so one must be fairly mobile. Our leader was a...

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