On the Road with Tom and Gloria travel blog

Wahweap Bay

Lake Powell Dam

Entering Antelope Canyon



crossing to Navajo Canyon

entering Navajo Canyon

5 kayakers

Navajo Tapestry





see the bridge?

one of many houseboats on the lake

shortcut to the dock


another beautiful sight on the route

peak at Monument Valley while driving through Kayenta

a cloud within a cloud!


The day couldn't have been better for a boat ride on Lake Powell. I sat on the upper deck and was grateful for the warmth and sunshine. We left the dock at 9:30 and returned at 12:30. Three hours of stunning sites in two of many canyons on the lake. I must come back and see more of the 186 mile long Lake Powell. I had no idea it was so big.

My drive to Shiprock was every bit as scenic as yesterday's drive. The further east I got however, the more it looked like I was going to run into rain. I spotted the most unusual cloud within a cloud formation and just had to take a picture. When I arrived in Shiprock the skies were really threatening so I feel lucky to have gotten my photo. It is said that at sunset the rock appears to shimmer and float. I got there at the right time but there was no sun to set. I'll just have to take the locals word for it. The rock, by the way, is the core of an old volcano and rises more than 1,700 feet from the desert floor.

Another interesting day on my journey to Chicago.

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