As you already know, the Stu monsters were asked to participate in my cousin's wedding. So, it was off to Eureka Springs.
I had no idea what this town would be like... I knew it was in the Ozarks. I knew it was going to be chilly. That was all.
We landed in Rogers, then drove about 40 minutes to Eureka Springs. Apparently, this town is bustling and busy in the summer... and dead in the winter. No kidding, half of the town is closed for December. I can't blame them. This is what we woke up to on Reagan's birthday:
We drove straight from Denny's Wigwam to Bryce Canyon Lodge. It's at about 8,000 ft above sea level. The sun was shining. The wind was blowing. Humidity does not exist. It is stunningly beautiful. I was in absolute heaven.
Ok, so our time lapse video doesn't get us all the way up to the canyon. But it's still pretty cool.
The first order of business was to eat lunch. We ate in the Lodge - it is the only dining option at the Canyon. I ordered the fish tacos - made with fresh Alaskan cod. They were different, different flavors than the tropical ones I am used to in Florida. But they were quite good. My nephew said the fish and chips were amazing.
This morning we said goodbye to Lake Powell. It was a wonderful place, and I hope to visit it again.
1. Plan for the Airport
What can I say? -- I love being near water. Must be the Florida girl in me.
Anyway, after we left Monument Valley, we headed straight to the Lake Powell Resort.
Lake Powell is an incredible place. It's simply enormous. Seriously. I think it stretches for 192 miles. That's a big lake. It winds in and out of different canyon walls, so it's not in a "lake shape" like Lake Okeechobee.
The Lake was created when the Glen Canyon dam was built. The dam stopped up the Colorado River and created what we know today as Lake Powell. Not only is this lake large in length, it's deep. just off the marina at the resort the depth drops to 300 feet. In front of the dam, the depth is deepest at 500 and change.
I love traveling. I love exploring new places, seeing new things, eating like a local. I like packing. Yes, I like packing.
In our house, for any vacation, I am the one who packs the suitcases. It's like a real-life Tetris game for me.
We are heading out on a huge adventure this month. The four of us are joining my husbands parents and brother's family for a 7-day tour of the Grand Canyon. (Super exciting, but I'll get into the trip later.)
We love to travel. Although our roaming souls often come back to the same places.