Coming from Zion National Park in Utah, we continued with our road trip to Page , Arizona via Highway 9 and US 89 Route. This is the portion of US 89 that we have not visited yet. Hence, this trip.
If you want to see how beautiful this route is, please click this link –https://leawalkerblog.com/2014/01/19/roadtrip-us-89-route/
Moving on with today’s roadtrip, I will divide this into 2 parts. The Highway 9 side of this trip and that of US 89 Route.
I took this picture after we exited the North entrance of Zion National Park. I thought that this was kinda remote already….
So I was so surprised when we saw this subdivision, a few miles from the park. It looked like a nice community, in the middle of nowhere. 🙂
I think I get it why people chose to stay here. The view is pretty awesome. Plus it is literally very quiet and peaceful.
Look at the almost deserted road below. Does it not look beautiful?
And then we reached Mt. Carmel Junction, where US 89 Route starts.
The sign below says, we are 17 miles away from Kanab, Utah. That’s the main town in this area.
Lake Powell , our destination on the other hand, is 88 miles away.
Grand Canyon National Park is 100 miles away. But we won’t be going that way anymore as we were there just a year ago. Check my blog about that trip here.
This just reminded me that I am not done with our 2016 road trip yet. And I’m about to leave again soon for another trip. I wish I can write everyday so I can catch up with our previous travels. But it’s just not possible with work and all.
You know, I said this before. And I am going to say this again. If you have a chance, take a trip to US 89 route, starting from Ashfork , Arizona. This is one of America’s prettiest byways. Just book your hotels ahead of time because they can get full easily. Study the google map and make a stop to rest , do the trail and enjoy what nature can offer you.
It amazed me then. It still amazes me now.
Look at the rocks below. Their round flat surface looked like flying saucers, attached to the ground. ha ha
Okay, we just reached Kanab, Utah. The sign says Left for Page or Lake Powell. And straight for Grand Canyon. We turned left of course. 🙂
Further along, this sign took my interest. We just found the highest elevation in this area at 5690 feet above sea level.
More of the colorful hills below.
Sorry, our windshield started to get dirty here. Insects start to crash in it.
And beautiful rock formations.
Finally, we have just reached Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This means that we are already in our destination. But since this is a very huge park, we still have to continue driving a little bit more as most hotels are in Page, Arizona.
To learn more about Glen Canyon , read this link ––
Welcome to Arizona. 🙂
A few more minutes, the sign told us that we have just arrived in Page. Now we just need to find our hotel and check in. 🙂
The Colorado River in Page, Arizona.
Okay, despite the dirty windshield, the view still looks beautiful. Right?
Check in at the Best Western View of Lake Powell Hotel was fast and easy. In no time , we were in our room already. We preferred a King Room but Spring is also a busy time in this area, so that got full early. That’s how we ended up with a 2 queen bed. Which was fine because that meant I have more space to put my crap on. he he…
Did I mention it was a huge room? Okay I think I did. 🙂
Look at the paintings in the wall, those were taken from Antelope Canyon. The main reason why we are in Page. 🙂 Was it National Geographic that paid supposedly $1,000,000.00 dollars for the best picture of such Canyon? Imagine that.
So I just have to go. And see it for myself. Right? Thank God for granting this wish.
For more details of Best Western View of Lake Powell Hotel, please check this link –
Okay time to leave the room and have an early dinner. 🙂 You know you’re old when you eat around 5pm. And go to sleep at 6pm or so. Seriously. ha ha Well, in our defense we have been traveling the whole day. So there’s that. lol
We found El Tapatio along Lake Powell Blvd. I found that really convenient because it’s very near our hotel. It’s a Mexican restaurant that serves great food. You know, I love the Mexican restaurants in the U.S. They offer you fresh and crunchy Nachos while waiting. It normally comes with chili sauce I think. But that’s not my favorite. So I just order the cheese dip with it.
So here’s the hubby’s order – Burrito and salad with guacamole.
And mine? Oh yeah. I had one platter of chicken and beef steak with grilled shrimps. It came with Mexican rice and beans.
This is how I gained more weight this trip. I’m trying to burn it now by doing zumba. But well, let’s see if I can continue my progress.
I’m going back to the US soon. So hopefully, I will be more disciplined this time.
But seriously?! Who thinks of diet when you’re on vacation with good food everywhere? Who? 🙂
Thank you again everyone for traveling with us. See you in the next entry of this blog. 🙂
Bye for now!