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Travel Blogs from Monument Valley
... is a man made lake created by the Glen Canyon Dam. Basically,
the Colorado was dammed up here and flooded a beautiful Grand
Canyon-type canyon (Glen Canyon) to avoid periodic flooding (and
create a playground for jet skiers and power boaters) It is a
beautiful setting of turquoise water and slickrock—an oasis in the
middle of this intense desert. We had been here 16 years ago and had
time only for a one hour boat ride, but have been wanting to ...
... I will show you rather than tell...this time pictures are truly worth a thousand words!
Before I upload the pictures (we found some good WIFI just down the hill at the Goulding Lodge last night so I feel pretty confident that we can get everything out this evening) I will first give you some geological history about Monument Valley that was included in some of the information we were given today.
... of your control. You can choose to try and force yourself to enjoy life even in the darkest of times. But it really isn't that easy to enjoy, pain, suffering, sadness, and all the other emotions humans are going to probably experience in their life time. So all you can do is try.
... CO which is a very prosperous looking town...most inviting. We had stopped there for lunch a couple of years ago when we made the big loop from Durango, Silverton, Telluride, Dolores, and Cortez. We did stop at Mickey D's today for a chocolate chip frappe! Just couldn't resist. As we traveled westward, we could see the Ute's sacred mountain, "Sleeping Ute", very well. I think this was actually the most time we have ever spent looking at it, as we ...
We had resolved last night to start early to get to Monument Valley for the best of the early morning sun on the rock towers, but it was decidedly cloudy at daybreak so we took the easy decision to dive back under the covers for another hour or so of sleep. This also then put us in the sweet spot for free hotel breakfast, so we partook of that to fill the cavernous hole so unsatisfyingly filled by last night's McDonalds!
The clouds were beginning to ...