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.
Honestly, from the outside, the resort is nothing special. It's pretty plain. But it's actually quite lovely. The lobby building has been (recently) upgraded and beautified. The rooms are nice. Clean. The beds are comfortable, but the pillows are laughably small... so maybe bring your own.
We arrived to the resort just before dinner. After checking into our rooms, we decided food was a must. We walked from our room in building 6 to the Wahweap Grill for dinner. It's an unassuming bar and grill next to the boat ramp by building 1. The food was delicious. I had an absolutely yummy BBQ chicken pizza. Reagan ate her entire cheeseburger. Riley ate most of his chicken. Stu thoroughly enjoyed his Navajo pizza (which is essentially a meat lovers pie). Then it was bedtime for us.
The morning was glorious. We were well-rested. Riley was THRILLED about avoiding the bus for the entire day. We walked from our room to the Rainbow Room (located in the lobby, building 4).
Breakfast was complimentary in the Rainbow Room (from our tour with Caravan). It was a buffet and omelet station. Riley was beyond excited that this place had Froot Loops. Reagan thought the pancakes, eggs and bacon were "the best she's ever had". The fruit was perfectly ripe. Breakfast was good, but the Rainbow Room is NOT cheap. If we had had to pony up for the meal, it would have set us back $70, excluding tip. Keep that in mind.
We had a little bit of time between breakfast and our first activity (a boat tour of Antelope Canyon). So we spent a good deal of time in the gift shop. It was (by far) the best one we saw on our trip.
Alrighty - up next we are getting on a boat and heading out to explore Antelope Canyon.
We love to travel. Although our roaming souls often come back to the same places.