Published: May 24th 2009May 22nd 2009
Rafts in the Colorado River
From a bridge high over the Colorado River we saw what looked like dots but were actually fairly large rafts.
5-12-2009 Our last day at Page we decided to go back to an overlook we couldn't get in on our way to
Page. From there we went to Navajo Canyon bridge where we could see some rafts in the Colorado
River, possibly on a white water rafting trip. From there we went up to Marble Canyon for lunch then
up to Lees Ferry. We saw where the ferry had been but couldn't figure where the wagons went after
they crossed the ferry.
Max "Today was great! Instead of staying in the car most f the time I got to go to lunch with Mom &
Daddy. Mom handed me over a barrier to Dad the when they finished eating Dad passed me back
over so we could go. Then the next time we stopped I got to go lay in the cool water. It really felt
good before we had to go back across the hot sand to the car. Overall it was a great day."
Before we returned to camp we decided to check out the horse shoe curve overlook. It was a hot
day and we had to climb a big hill. If we had
Max loved the Colorado River
It was a hot day and Max really enjoyed first walking in then taking a rest in the Colorado River.
gone down the other side we would have had an even
worse climb back up so we looked from the top and returned to the car and home.
5-13-09 We moved from Page, AZ to Kanab, UT today. It was a short move but got us
closer to places we wanted to see. With a short travel day we had time left to do
laundry and a little cleaning.
5-14-09 Today was a special day, I've been anxious to visit Zion National Park and we finally did it.
Parts were a little scary. Shortly after you enter the park from the east you go through a long tunnel
with a few windows along the over 1 mile decline, you emerge way up the mountain which requires
6 switch backs to get down. After that we got over to the visit center where we learned there was a
free shuttle up through the main canyon. Only problem was we had Max and he couldn't go on the
shuttle and it was too hot to leave him in the car very long.
Max "I went to my very
There were a few windows in the tunnel but you couldn't see a lot through them. Just above the trees about the center of the picture is one of the windows as seen from an observation point after we left the tunnel.
own dude ranch today. Mommy left me with these nice ladies who took good
care of me till she came back a few hours later and we went back over the very high mountain and
through the long tunnel on the way home. It was quite a day."
We were all very tired when we got home but had a great day.
5-15-09 We had long heard the Grand Canyon looks far different from the North Rim than it does
from the south so we decided it check it out. It took 45 minutes to get through the gate after
driving about an hour and a half to get within sight of it. We feel it is quite different and possibly
slightly higher altitude. We didn't stay to long because we could hardly get max to get out of the
car and I was feeling lightheaded and woozy, I think from the altitude. It was another long day
but well worth the effort.
5-16-09 Another long day. It's about 90 miles to Bryce Canyon but we have been told it is even
more amazing than Zion or
The 3 Patriarchs
This formation was up the main canyon. One of the early visitors who was a methodist minister named them and the name stuck. He said they were Abraham, Isaac and Joseph.
the Grand Canyon. We never realized to get to Bryce we would go
through Red Rock Canyon which was amazing and also through a part of Dixie National Forest.
All of these natural wonders are breath taking and it's hard to say which is best but Bryce Canyon
is truly unbelievable. To think that it has been created by errosion makes you wonder how God
could imagine such things. How totally blessed we are to have all these amazing places right
here in our own country.
5-17-09 Well it's Sunday again, often the only day we know what day it is. We attended the
United Church of Kanab/Fredonia which was very interesting. Four denominations combined
to start and support this church. I know two were Methodist and Luthern but we didn't hear
what the other two were. After services we checked out the Pipe Spring National Monument.
It was a Morman Fort where people would stay when traveling for safety. It was located on
an Indian reservation. They had a gas station with gas at about 20 cents less a galon than in
town. Since we had to go that way when we left Kanab
Grand Canyon from North Rim
There was only one main overlook on the North Rim. It had a beautiful lodge that sat on the edge of the canyon. You could sit in the lodge and over look the fantastic views.
we saved quite a bit filling the RV.
After returning from the reservation we checked out a local Movie Museum. Quite a few movies
were filmed near Kanab and it was where the actors stayed.
5-18-09 We both enjoyed Kanab. It was a very friendly little town but time came to move on.
We couldn't get max in to see the vet in Kanab for his follow up on his thyroid problem, so we
moved to Kanarraville which was near Cedar City where we took max to the vet. We had heard
about the vet in Kanab from a lady who came into the vet when we were trying to get an
appointment. She also told us about a groomer in Cedar City. Kanab vet was probably so
busy because it was "Greyhound Days" there.
5-19-09 How can 2 people dirty so much laundry? I had to do some this morning before taking
Max to be groomed. While waiting for max we drove arround Cedar City and did a little shopping
then picked him up and took him back to the vet for his blood test report. He is doing much
better but the vet increased
Bryce Canyon from Sunset Point
There were several overlooks up the canyon each with impressive sights. From a couple you could even see a small town in the valley. We made it to the next to last before the Altitude got over 8000 feet and we gave up.
his med slightly. It's great to have our happy little dog back.
After getting back to Kanarraville and learning we were in a campground that had been used
for camping for over 100 years, we drove arround looking at some of the historic buildings.
While driving arround we saw a practice rodeo and watched it a little while. Durham decided
to go exploring and got us down a dirt road that got so bad we scratched the sides of the car,
but God is great he got us back with no serious problems.
5-20-09 We need to move on tomorrow so we decided to check out Kolob Canyon National Park
today. It's a rather small park so we decided to hike a trail, It was supposedly only a mile round
trip. I think it took us over an hour and we were exhausted when we got back. It was a little
hilly but good exercise and had some great views.
5-21-09 Again we moved on this time to East Bay RV in Springville, UT. Along the way we saw
signs and stopped at Cove Fort for a break. We found it was another Morman Fort for people
Pipe Spring National Monument
The Mormans built this small fort as a way station for travelers and a telegraph station. It protected travelers from the local indians who were not always friendly.
and a telegraph station. This one was actually run by Mormans. The couple who gave
us the tour were extremely nice and knowledgable about the fort. They said the elder who
established and helped build the fort then ran it was well liked by the indians and the fort was
never fired on. We enjoyed the break then continued on to our next stop just south of Provo UT.
There are more photos below