Lake Powell 4: Slots of Fun

121Sorry for neglecting posting.  I’ve been out of town and had very limited wi-fi (frustrating); but, I’m home and can now conclude my Lake Powell trip.  Lake Powell has so many facets to it, that I couldn’t possibly cover it all…but I have tried.  On the flight home, I actually saw part of Lake Powell from the air, and it was magnificent!

You have the houseboat part of Lake Powell, which is lethargic and lazy.  You anchor Continue reading

Lake Powell: Start the Adventure

114Lake Powell is one of the most incredible lakes I’ve ever visited.  This man-made reservoir straddles the border between Utah and Arizona and has over 2,000 miles of shoreline.  That’s a lot of shoreline–more than the combined Pacific Coast states.  Yowzers!  When you’re here, if your kids fight, make them walk the perimeter of the lake for punishment.  I bet they’ll learn their lesson. Yuck, yuck,yuck.

This lake is the 2nd largest man-made lake in the U.S. behind Lake Mead in Nevada.  It was named in honor of a one-armed American Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell, who led the 1st expedition down the Colorado River in 1869.  If you want to read a good book about it, read Down the Great Unknown by Edward Dolnick.  You won’t regret it.

We went with our relatives who have a timeshare on a houseboat. Continue reading