Sunday June 2nd 2019
With a packed to the brim week of exploring Grand Canyon National Park we were respectively behind on camp chores. We spent a very good chunk of the morning getting dishes done, bringing down camp, getting the RV in go mode and dealing with one of the biggest tantrums Phoenix has ever thrown. Phoenix had both us to wits end all because of watermelon. Toddlers are impressive and intriguing little human beings and I will never understand their mindset. He took over 1.5 hours to eat his breakfast. Our final thing to do before leaving was to use the showers, well we walked all the way down there to realize we had forgotten the money. Not the best day ever but we will take it.
Our day began to smooth out once we got on the road with a good distraction by a stop at Desert View. We slowly walked the Puebloan style tower admiring the detailed etched murals among the walls. Outside the tiniest annoying bugs were horrendous cutting our view time of the Colorado River short.
On the way out of the park ground we finally got our National Park sign picture.
2 hours away waited our next bucketlist stop and it has been on my list since the day it was made, Horseshoe Bend! Thanks to the instagram craze this place shot to stardom and since has become very popular and is overwhelmed by bus loads of visitors from all over the world daily.
We paid the $10 to park and did a short prep for the less than a mile walk to the overview. We never would have guessed what we all had coming on this short walk, a damn wicked freak wind storm. The wind blew so hard causing us and most others around to go off trail with the sand stinging any exposed skin. Hordes of people went scrambling for any shelter they could find which let me tell you there is none but one shelter near the viewpoint and its definitely not meant for hundreds of people. Luckily the freak storm was very short lived.
The main viewpoint was so overcrowded we meandered to the left. Look at this unbelievable view!
There was something magical about this place, its awe left me speechless and at peace even with all the bodies around. I felt a connection to mother nature here that is almost impossible to describe.
Glancing down at the Colorado River flowing graciously around the bend with kayakers I envied, I added another item to the bucketlist. We will be kayaking and camping down at the bottom some point in our lifetime.
Leaving was hard but we had to get on. We drove to the Wal-Mart in Page, did a resupply and stayed the night in the parking lot.
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