Back From Lake Powell

Back From Lake Powell

Here are a few Lake Powell memories … One morning, about 7:15 a.m. , after the no-wake on the lake lifts (it’s funny, people are out at 7 a.m. on the dot), Gary and Carrie headed out with the motorboat for a quick 15-minute wakeboard ride. Our stretch of canyon was...
Water Slides on Lake Powell!

Water Slides on Lake Powell!

When Aramark, the Lake Powell concessionaire we rented our houseboat from, surveyed users about amenities they wanted on boats, guess what came up first? Not air conditioning (which despite temperatures in the 90s we never had to use). Water slides.   Share...
The Tempest

The Tempest

  Yesterday, day’s end. We’re back from Rainbow Bridge, a stop at Dangling Rope Marina,  fishing (in vain), tubing (much  more successful) and water skiing (I finally got up,  not on the mono ski but on the kid’s skis, a little short, but hard to balance but...
Scariest Moment of Canyoneering

Scariest Moment of Canyoneering

So, what was the scariest moment of canyoneering for this acrophobe?The drive to our canyoneering spot,Yankee Doodle Dandy, in the Dixie National Forest. Our guide casually palms the wheel while drinking coffee as he drives our van up a gravel road  that’s nothing but...
Looking Back on First Days

Looking Back on First Days

As part of the continuing vagaries of this trip, it is 4 p.m. Arizona time.We are actually in the Utah stretch of Lake Powell but the whole lake just sticks to Arizona time to keep simpler. We are  loving it here, despite the cranky generator on the house boat which...

First Stop: Vegas!

Las Vegas is our gateway to Lake Powell, so we spend a day-and-a-half there. If you’re 10, or traveling with a 10-year-old, Vegas is irresistable. In 36 hours we: did the Rim-Runner, bumper cars and arcade games at Circus-Circus. Then we lounged by the Four Seasons...