Thursday, February 22, 2018
Them slot canyons ain't gonna visit themselves...
We arrived in the early afternoon Saturday and puttered around town a bit. We ate very well all weekend. RD's Drive-In offered up some tasty eats for lunch on Saturday. Big John's Texas BBQ http://bigjohnstexasbbq.com was excellent, but too crowded to get into for supper Saturday . We enjoyed a fine lunch there on Sunday though. The Dam Bar & Grille http://www.damplaza.com/restaurants/dam-bar-and-grille has a salmon special served only on Saturdays which is to die for. Their house Damber on draft is very nice and I recommend it highly. The State 48 Tavern https://www.facebook.com/state48tavern/ was open long enough for us to have a late supper Sunday.
Vicky at the lookout south of Glen Canyon Dam
The Colorado River just south of the dam
Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado
Sunset overlooking Lake Powell
We went to Upper Antelope Canyon Sunday. It was awe inspiring but as crowded as the line for a new ride at Disneyland. About 9,000 people visit it every day, unless they get really busy. A special treat was visiting Mountain Sheep, Owl, and Rattlesnake Canyons. It cost more - okay, a lot more - but it was worth it. On Sunday only the four in our group and our guide entered Mountain Sheep Canyon. Only one other group visited Owl or Rattlesnake. Much better...
Ancient worm tubes cast in rock
Inside Upper Antelope Canyon