Twiddling our thumbs at home for most of the past six months gave us time to reconsider the way we travel. Like most of you, our international and domestic travel plans were cancelled. Continue reading See the USA!!!
While in Page, we took a recommendation from friends in the camera club and booked a tour of Antelope Canyon. Book the photography tour if you want a chance to take your own photos. If you are on the regular tour you can’t bring a tripod and you will have no time alone in any of the areas. We found taking photographs difficult even on the special tour. Continue reading Antelope Canyon
In Mid-November of last year we went to Page, Arizona for the 16th annual hot air balloon regatta and stayed at the Lake Powell Resort at the Wahweap Marina. Continue reading Balloons, The Dam Tour and Toadstools
Late in the afternoon, we left the Natural Bridges behind and headed for Chinle, our base for Canyon de Chelly National Monument. On the way we crossed the San Juan River where “Fall”, in all her glory, was on display. Hundreds of magnificent Fremont cottonwoods lined the river banks. Nature truly is the best artist. Each tree was crowned with leaves painted in every imaginable shade of green, yellow and gold. Continue reading Canyon de Chelly
Canyon de Chelly, our next destination, is 90 miles south of Monument Valley. We decided to take a short detour and explore the Natural Bridges Monument before settling in for the night. Continue reading Natural Bridges
We have lived in Arizona for almost 6 years. I love our life here. However, I’ve had trouble finding beauty in the desert and adjusting to the heat, gravel and cactus. I miss the moderate weather and green trees of California. The practice of photography has given me an opportunity to look at my surroundings differently and stop whining. The southwest is vast, stunning, majestic and unforgiving. If you don’t give Mother Nature the respect she deserves she will slap you hard. Continue reading Monument Valley