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Thursday, July 12, 2012

page, az

Next stop after Bryce Canyon was Page in Arizona. On our first day we took a tour of the Glen Canyon Dam and also headed to the Horseshoe Bend near town. But not before watching Germany loose to Italy in the Eurocup Semifinals. The tour of the dam was pretty impressive and kind of scary thinking about how much pressure is applied to the concrete structure. It prohibits the Colorado river to flow in its natural ways and the canyons behind the dam filled with water and are now called Lake Powell. Below you can see one of the turbines that are used to create hydroelectricity while the water is flowing through them into the Colorado river below.

 
 

After our tour of the dam we drove over to the Horseshoe Bend. The walk from the parking lot to the edge of the rocks was not really far but the heat and walking on very fine sand made it sure seem that way. How women in maxi dresses, flip-flops, wedges (yes, i saw a woman in those!) etc. were able to make from the parking lot to the viewpoint is beyond me. I had a somewhat hard time with wearing hiking boots and a hat to protect me from the sun...On our second day in Page we took a boat tour on Lake Powell to see Rainbow Bridge National Monument. I will post about it next week. And then I will finally leave you alone with my trip and red rocks ;)

Enjoy your weekend! Do you have anything fun planned? I need to get some small projects on the house done. First I want to paint the inside of our front door white, it is still only primed so far and the front yard needs weeding again...

 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. Oh, gorgeous photos, Nina! I love your canyon shots. That stark beauty is so stunning, isn't it? Especially juxtaposed against the blue, blue sky. I always come home ready to do more around the house. Do you feel that way? I definitely have some projects here to work on. xo

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    1. Thank you Lauren! Yes, I definitely feel that way. I guess one will never be finished doing ;)

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  2. I've truly enjoyed these red rocks and wouldn't mind if you show more of those.
    That turbine looks humongous!

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    1. The turbine was huge, I should have included a photo of myself standing next to it ;) I have one more post with red rock coming up..

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  3. Those are quite lovely pictures. I've never been to Horseshoe Ben but it does look really really neat

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  4. Pleeeease don't stop posting pictures from this trip! They are all so gorgeous. I want to meet the lunatic who wore wedges to the dam. That is so ridiculous. Those views are just breathtaking, seriously. I'd feel so tiny and insignificant standing there! You should have that last picture blown up and printed huge, it would look so awesome hanging in your house. Really incredible trip, you've totally convinced me to head out there and check it out (without flip flops, of course :)

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    1. Don't worry Erin there is more to come ;) I love the last picture and blowing it up and hang it in our house is a great idea!

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  5. Wow great shots! Looks like an awesome trip.

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    1. Thank you! And is what a great trip. I'm ready to go again soon...

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  6. Another great round of photos, Nina. Those photos are definitely making me feel teeny-tiny. I can only imagine how you must have felt seeing all these things in person. I hear you on the home front. Hoping to tick some things off my to-do list this summer, as well. Good luck to us both.

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    1. Theresa, thank you! Yes, you definitely get a sense of how small we are as humans in that landscape...Here's to a summer of crossing things off our lists!

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  7. All these pics are AAAAAMAZING looking! Wow, beautiful! Thanks for sharing it's beauty.

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