Posted by: worldofwillwalton | April 29, 2010

Page, AZ

One of the things that was a must do on our trip to the southwest was to go to Page, AZ for Antelope Canyon.  This was the source of controversy for our families since it required us to carry Will in the backpack up ladders.  Believe it or not . . . we do always “think safety first.”  🙂  But this is one of those places that you just can’t pass up.  We booked our tour and left Sedona very early to make it to Page for our 11am tour.  Little did we know that the driving would be scarier than the canyon.  Luckily we allowed lots of extra time because it had snowed in Flagstaff the days preceeding our trip, which made for treacherous road conditions, even on the interstate.  It was so cold the night before that our windshield wiper fluid froze, so Jim couldn’t clean the window, and the side windows were frozen, so we couldn’t put them down.  Normally this wouldn’t be a problem; however, because there was so much snow on the interstate, the salt and sludge was spraying all over the windshield.  It was impossible to see.  We kept having to pull off to the side of the road so Jim could get out and rub snow on the windshield to clean a space so he could see.  At one point an 18-wheeler jack-knifed right in front of us blocking the entire interstate.  Luckily, it happened right at an exit, so we were able to reverse down the interstate and get off the exit and then immediately back on and bypass the blockage.  We made it with enough time to stop for breakfast prior to our tour.  Once we arrived at the canyon, we knew that it was worth all of the snow to get there.  Antelope Canyon is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been.  Wow!  All I can say is WOW!  The colors contained in the canyon walls are unreal.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.  Will on the other hand HATED it!  It was very cold in the canyon, and we think that people’s voices echoing off of the walls hurt his ears.  As a result, he screamed the ENTIRE time!   Poor Jim tried to soothe him while I snapped hundreds of pictures, but nothing he did helped.  As soon as we exited the canyon, Will was fine.  He wanted no parts of the trip. 

Ready to go in . . .

Ready to go in . . .

 

 

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