Howard Johnson Inn Flagstaff University West
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Heading for Las vegas along state route 93 is a fairly dull journey - we've got a little fatigued by all the wide open vistas of desert and endless blue skies. What i'd give for a little of the cramped and damp English country side right now. I think this journey has made both of us feel small compared to the vastness of the planet we inhabit. we …
... on our drive back that clouds had rolled in and I was afraid the nite sky viewing was going to be a bust. After sending a quick prayer to the Father's Day gods, I bought 5 tkts and in we went to learn about the skies. Our 3 guides were Liz, Emily, and Eric who taught us about a Mars obsession, the discovery of Pluto, fun facts on our planets, and then we got to look at Saturn (real Saturn!!) thru a telescope because the skies had ...
... become the gateway to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell, attracting more than 3 million visitors per year. Page is also the home of two of the largest electrical generation units in the western United States. Glen Canyon Dam has a 1,288,000 kilowatts capacity when fully online. The other power plant to ...
... Collin Fletcher's 1968 trek inside the rim of the park boundary, which at the time was about 1/3 of the canyon. Hiking the length of the canyon seems impossible. Maybe that is why Fletcher's book started the U.S. backpacking industry. He is the father of trekking. The views are spectacular and change dramatically with the shadows. If you stay in one place, just the shift in shadow reveal a whole new view every few minutes. It's impossible to capture on film, it's ...
... into the campground. It is a very comfortable place, with tall trees and pine needle ground cover. The biggest drawback is that it lacks Wi-Fi, but I am writing this as a Word document and will copy and paste it into the blog when I can get online in the morning.
We are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon in the morning, and I cannot wait to see Cynthia’s reaction to one of the world’s great holes in the ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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