Monday, October 11, 2010

~~Arizona Rim Country~~

A couple of weeks ago, we traveled to the north pole of Arizona, Page and Lake Powell. I had no clue what to expect, and since happiness is often a matter of expectation management, I didn't expect much.

And just when you least expect, life's surprises occur.  

Lake Powell, built in 1972 at Glen Canyon, defies the word "beauty."  Take the drive up a long incline...and just as you arrive at the crest....





The Glen Canyon Dam rose out of the Colorado River in 1963.  See Powell on one side of the dam and the river on the other side.




In the evening, we cruised around in the "Canyon Princess."  (I suppose that makes me the "Canyon Queen.")



Next, we're off to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  I've never been to the North Rim; like most people, I've only experienced the South Rim.

The drive there takes you through lovely cuts in the rock and desert valleys.



...and through herds of....


...deer...
...vast meadows of aspens...
...and BUFFALO!!!!


The Grand Canyon Lodge...front and back...




And in the morning....Bright Angel Fault...



Finally.... Buffalo Burgers and Beer at the Buffalo Grill!




So there.




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