May 8, 2016
I had a three day weekend but would miss Bill’s birthday on the 10th so I offered to take him to lunch to one of our favorite burger joints, Slackers, in Page, Arizona.
Only about one hour away and just across the border from Bill’s Kanab, Utah home the drive is gorgeous past the Vermilion Cliffs and over the Cockscomb. I never get enough of the southwest red-rock country.
We made a stop at the Wahweap overlook above the shrinking Lake Powell and beyond. We could also see that damn dam, Glen Canyon Dam which restricts the flow of the Colorado River. Yet you can clearly see the “bath tub ring” from full pool. I think the water level is about 100 feet down. On the left is Wahweap Marina and I’m betting the launch ramp and docks are extended about as far as they can go before there just is no water. May the Mighty Colorado return!
There are many SR89s in Utah and Arizona and they all offer beautiful scenery along the way.
Unfortunately when we got to Page Slackers was closed, always on Sundays. We saw the owner who was locking up and getting ready to take his Mom on a picnic for Mother’s Day. Yup, another reason to celebrate. So instead we went to the Dam Bar and Grill and were definitely not disappointed. Huge burgers, seasoned fries, and when I mentioned Bill’s birthday they brought a huge, and free, dessert of chocolate cake, ice cream, whip cream and chocolate syrup. Of course I forgot to take a photo before it disappeared. Plus I was given a carnation for Mother’s Day. Did a little shopping in Page because we could, Safeway and Wallys (yuck). Does beat the options in Kanab.
On the return we drove through the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area below the Wahweap overlook because I’d never been there Sure is nice to just flash that Geezer Pass and drive right in. I think you already know how I feel about Lake Powell but it is an interesting contrast to look at.
Then back to Bill’s after a delightful birthday celebration.
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