late april 2014
got up bright and early. this was the view from our door. not too shabby at all!
hung out with the beautiful sara while she sunned herself
when we were leaving lone rock, we noticed a blm road on the other side of hwy 89. how cool would it be to camp out with the cows. definitely distraction work for the boys
there was a fantastic boondocking site that backed up to the rocks. unfortunately there was someone there. technically we could have shared the space, but i wouldn’t want someone to do that to us. if we’re in that area again, we hope this spot is available
there’s another small blm area off hwy 89, right before you get to the dam and bridge. there’s only a couple of spots to camp, but if in a pinch they’d be ok for a night or two. we just headed up to explore and get a small walk in. we parked the truck, didn’t need to get stuck in the sand, and walked
that’s a tiny amount of shade for two big dogs. scout kept pushing sam out of the way
i left all the guys at the bottom and climbed up the rocks. this is what i found when i got back. how nice of mike to sacrifice and give the shade to furry ones
i love them. their expressions are always so opposite of each other. scout has the “you really are on idiot to keep taking photos of us. i’m bored already” look. and sam “hey! hey! i’m so happy to be out and about. so happy! so happy! yes! take more photos!”
you can walk across the bridge and get a couple of good views of the colorado river and glen canyon dam
there’s also an overlook closer towards page that gives you a much better look
the chia pod parked by the bridge. i love chia seeds 😀
the road to no where. well, actually, it’s to the water slots canyon. we decided to save money and avoid people and not go to antelope canyon. i know, it really is beautiful. maybe next time
we’re heading somewhere down there
at the end of the walk was a ladder. a ladder that was a tiny bit too short to actually get you up and out. i’m sure you could have risked falling… wait. wait…
really? you think you can by moving the ladder you can reach?
please notice scout and sam. neither of them is supporting mike’s dumb idea. after trying and trying we realized that yes, you could make it out but making it back down would be hard. broken bones don’t do well on this rving adventure so we decided to just turn around and head out. good choice!
i also wanted to play the part of the dork 😀
it was nice and cool in the shade but toasty warm in the open. sand gets hot and reflects lots of sun. the shade seekers found a nice spot to relax
this guy looks huge in this photo but in real life, he was only about 12-16″ long. still big enough to cause us damage. and of course he was in an area that you had to jump down into then back out. mike kept watch, while i carried each dog across. snake bites are as bad as broken bones. don’t need neither! however, he has beautiful color and markings
so people ask if we ever take bad photos … me photobombing mike’s selfie
mike was trying to cross his eyes and smile at the same time. he said he couldn’t do it. so we both tried. needless to say, we both had a pretty bad headache afterwards!
heading home. again, we thought these slots were fantastic but the best is yet to come