25.04.2011 - 25.04.2011
Because of its proximity (20 miles from where we were staying) and also because we had only taken 2,000 photos yesterday, we decided to revisit Monument Valley but this time we paid our $10 (Navajo fee) so that we could take the drive around the buttes and rock formations and get up close and personal with things. She was a bumpy ride at times - the road/track is unpaved and quite corrugated in places (lots-of-places). I had read that you should allow up to 2 hours if you stop for photos (30-40 minutes if you don't) - we spent close to 2 hours 45 minutes. Photo opportunities just kept leaping out at us.
A leisurely drive to Page/Lake Powell (where we are staying tonight) followed. Page is a town that owes it's existence to the Glen Canyon Dam and the resulting lake (Lake Powell) that it created. The town of Page was created from nothing in 1957. It kind of has that Twizel vibe in the sense that both towns were established from zip to house hydroelectric project workers and their families.
Our destination tomorrow is a real good one (we hope). More on that later.