Thursday, 2 April 2015

Day 17: Page, Arizona to Moab, Utah

273 miles / 440 kms

It was a treat to lay on my bed and watch the start of the sunrise over Lake Powell through the trailer window.  With 5 minutes to spare I shoved my feet into some crocs and walked around to take some sunrise pictures.

My internet signal was solid which allowed me to get caught up on the marking before packing up and getting the Gyspy Wagon ready for our drive to Moab.

Today is Palm Sunday.  It is strange not to be in church.  But, I guess we are doing the next best thing by touring the Antelope Slot Canyon.

I was not too sure about sitting in the back of an open pick-up as it swayed too and fro on the 20 minute drive to the slot canyon location but the boys sure enjoyed it.

Access to this narrow, striped canyon is controlled by the Navajo Indians in order to avoid graffiti and loss of life.  11 people were drowned during a flash flood here in the 90’s.

After our tour we set off to Kayenta.  A small junction where the local Burger King has a display of the Navajo Code Talkers that we read about on the RoadTrippers app.  Well, it was a display but not much to write home about.  Alex got his wish to each fast food so he was happy!

Leaving Kayenta we see more red rock plateaus jutting up from the dry earth.  This section of highway is just two lanes with absolutely no shoulder.  Would it be so bad to pave another two feet on each side?  Up and down the plateaus.  Red rocks rising out of the plains like tables and towers, then forest, then back to the red rock.

We arrive in Moab about 30 minutes after dark but quickly set up.  We will sleep well tonight and be surprised in the morning to see where we are!
Good morning, Lake Powell. 

An office with a view. 

Apple pie for breakfast. Life is good. 

Small town USA. A 'Mexican hat' is a tall needle
of a rock with a capstone on it. 

The scenery is changing again. 

Getting passed by truck after truck hauling jeeps.
Apparently there is a big Jeep rally in Moab while
we are there. 

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