This morning we woke up and headed to the Ranch Grille in Page for breakfast. There is not much in this "town" of Page. Several tatoo parlors and tanning places--tanning places in this sun-drenched place?? Jeez. It is mainly a hub for hotels for people visiting Lake Powell. After breakfast we went to see the Glen Canyon Dam, which is the dam that created Lake Powell by damming the Colorado River. The dam provides water for the southwestern and western desert states, as well as hydroelectric power.
|We walked over these rocks to see the Glen Canyon Dam|
|Glen Canyon Dam|
|Closeup of sandstone|
|Entering Antelope Canyon|
|Kayakers on Lake Powell|
It was an interesting trip, and we were glad we stopped at Lake Powell, although it was very hot (105 degrees) and we were out in the sun most of the afternoon. We left about 4:00 and started on our way to Kayenta, AZ, where we are now and tomorrow we will visit Monument Valley, which is about 20 miles away. One interesting fact, because we are in the Navajo Nation, it is illegal to serve alcohol, so no wine with dinner for me tonight! Also, no daylight savings time here, so it is an hour later here than it was last night in Page, AZ. We can go to bed early.
|Jet skis on Lake Powell--Brooks would love this!|