Between Antelope Canyon and Grand Canyon, we had half a day to spare. So we picked something nearby to visit and kill time.

It happened to be Glen Canyon and Lake Powell, which surprised us as the most refreshing stop of this road trip. Having been surrounded by the sand, dust and rock the whole time, the chillness of water was so appealing with its almost ocean-blue and the slow moving ripples from the breeze.

Glen Canyon is also famous for its dam, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the states, feeding electribity to millions of people in California and Arizona.

You can see the dam afar over Lake Powell

You can see the dam afar over Lake Powell

Pure tranquillity at the Wahweap Marina

Pure tranquillity at the Wahweap Marina

People kayak in the canyon

People kayak in the canyon

We took a cruise on Lake Powell into the Navajo Canyon and Antelope Canyon, which was fascinating in that we got to see the canyons on both land and water. The view at the Wahweap Marina was tremendously peaceful. The lake was the mirror of sky and there is absolutely no sound from human beings. All I could hear was birds' chirping in the lakeside woods and the wind blowing towards me above the water. In the middle of the day, the warm sunshine could melt me like a marshmallow.

There are so much more you can do at Lake Powell: camping, boating, fishing, etc. It's such a cute family vacation destination -- not too crowded or touristic, and offers a lot of options of fun activities and peace of mind to get away from the urban life.

Glen_Canyon_Dam_lesycomore-4.jpg
 

 
The signature view from Desert View Watchtower. It stroke me as the most heroic interpretation of mid-west America. The lights and shadows at dusk formed the flowing symphony dedicated to the vivid portrait of life and battle.

The signature view from Desert View Watchtower. It stroke me as the most heroic interpretation of mid-west America. The lights and shadows at dusk formed the flowing symphony dedicated to the vivid portrait of life and battle.

Colorado River seems so tiny and tame, yet is the power carving out the landscape through millions of years of erosion.

Colorado River seems so tiny and tame, yet is the power carving out the landscape through millions of years of erosion.

Sunset shed on the Desert View Watchtower

Sunset shed on the Desert View Watchtower

Our last stop of the road trip is Grand Canyon. Its name says it all -- no other places have been titled in such a majestic manner. Indeed, I was amazed by the jarringly magnificent work from nature, and the blunt way it was presented to us, the admirers and learners. I felt part of the universe, even if only a minuscule one, like a grain of sand that formed the rock that formed the canyon.

I have to admit that Grand Canyon doesn't offer the most interesting views, as the landscape could get you visually bored very quickly (same view, just different angle from the trails). Next time I would love to try the more challenging track that take a whole day to go round-trip. That must be a purifying journey and many internal conversations could take place during the long and arduous undertaking.

Until next time!

If a dog can make it, I can too. :)

If a dog can make it, I can too. :)

Grand_Canyon_lesycomore-1.jpg

Comment