Days 6 and 7

Written by Brynn

Day 6 was yet another traveling day. We went from Grand Canyon Village to Page, Arizona. Along the way, we stopped at a big Navajo trading post for lunch. We looked around the store for quite a while before we got hungry for lunch. The restaurant’s most famous dish was recommended by Dean and Graham, our brothers. They said that the famous “Navajo Taco” was really good and that we should try it. So we all got Navajo Tacos (and I got mine without tomatoes because I don’t like them – they’re disgusting!) —they were delicious! None of us finished the meal and so we got containers to carry them home in the RV fridge.

After that, we continued on the road until we saw another really small trading post with just one person. All of her jewelry was handmade and all of us were really impressed because they were all so pretty. Mira and I were going to buy something, but we decided that this wasn’t the place, so we continued on the road again. Finally, we got to Page.

Our campsite was literally right next to the indoor pool. I was really excited because I love swimming. When Mira and I went into the pool with Grandpa, we realized that the pool was kinda nice! The hot tub was good, also!

Written by Mira

The 4th of July (Day 7) was a busy day! First, we decided we would go to visit Horseshoe Bend. It was a bit of a walk from the parking lot. Grandma and Grandpa said it was way different from when they’d been there several years ago. Horseshoe Bend is basically a formation of rock that’s really big in the middle of the Colorado River. We saw kayakers and a speed boat—they looked like tiny ants!

After that, we went to the Glen Canyon Dam Visitor Center. The Glen Canyon Dam was built on the Colorado River, the dam caused Lake Powell. Lake Powell is about 254.1 mi2 big. It was really interesting looking down on to the dam from the visitor center. We went to a Ranger Talk, and the ranger told us that in May of 1983 plywood had to be attached vertically to the top of the dam so that the dam didn’t overflow. The plywood was eventually replaced with sheets of metal. Once the Lake was down to a safe level, they were able to check and close the flood gates. What they saw was not good, there was a giant problem. In the tunnels there was a gap almost 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide. They had just enough time to fix these holes because they were afraid that they would have to open the flood gates again. But in the end they didn’t have to open the gates. And they haven’t had to open them since.

We are super excited to share more of the trip with you!


Brynn and Mira

7 thoughts on “Days 6 and 7”

  1. Excellent posts so that I can live your experiences vicariously! Sounds like a great trip with Grandma and Grandpa!

  2. We’re enjoying the updates about your adventures. It’s been many years since I’ve been to the Grand Canyon, and I’ve never been to Page or other locations you’ve visited. So I get to know more about Arizona through your eyes and adventures!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. Isn’t it amazing to see such huge structures built by man? I marvel at the size of the dam. We have one here in Oldtown, Idaho on the Pend Oreille River, which flows north. Lake Pend Oreille is very large and has a submarine training site from WWII.
    There is always so much to learn when you visit dams. I see that you are both enjoying your travels. Have fun. All the best, jean

  4. We are enjoying your adventures. You are so blessed to
    have this adventure with your grandparents. Jimm & Sue Ann

  5. You are getting to experience such a beautiful part of our country! Thank you for your newsy descriptions of your travel life!

  6. What a great trip you’ve had so far, I love reading what you two have written about your adventures! A fantastic book about the incident that led to the damage at Glen Canyon dam is called “ The Emerald Mile” by Kevin Fedarko. This is one of the best adventure books I’ve ever read.

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