The Wild, Wild West

We met a couple from Utah in Jacob Lake who told us that Monument Valley was one of their favorite places to visit and that they had been there multiple times.  Since we were going in that direction to Arches NP, we decided to stop and see Monument Valley.  We have to admit that it … Continue reading The Wild, Wild West

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Many years ago, when our daughters were very young, David and I talked about taking a trip to the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell. As sometimes happens, not all the pieces fell into place and we were not able to make the trip.  David did go to the Grand Canyon with his backpacking buddies a … Continue reading Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Antelope Canyon

One of places on Celia’s and my bucket list was the Antelope Canyon near Page AZ. After our visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon we were just too close to pass it by. To get the “prime” tours, meaning the most advantageous time for sunlight, it is imperative to plan in advance.  … Continue reading Antelope Canyon

The Quieter Side of the Grand Canyon

In May, when we told our friends and family about our travel plans, we knew that we would be in southern Utah in September.  Our friends, Rita and Bruce Kennedy, said, “We’re going to be in southern Utah in September, too!”  They had booked a tour to several of the national parks and already had … Continue reading The Quieter Side of the Grand Canyon

We’re Marching to Zion

Zion National Park is one of the most popular national parks with more than five million visitors annually. It is a small park comparatively with only 229 square miles.  Its main feature is Zion Canyon which is indeed a canyon since the Virgin River has, over time, cut through the red and tan sandstone walls … Continue reading We’re Marching to Zion