Thursday was Day 3 of the Alpine SoCal Rally at Lake Powell and it started off with another awesome breakfast served by our Wagon master(s) David & Nicole Guhsé! Stilla and I got up early and went over to the get-together site to help set things up. Breakfast was a home-run and went off without a hitch thanks to the rally team.
After breakfast we had our Alpine SoCal Member meeting consisting of the usual stuff; old business, new business, future rally dates, etc., and then we voted on the nominations for our officers which was a no-brainer because all the leadership positions, except for the president, would be filled by incumbents that (as-always) have been doing an excellent job.
And now for the big news: Since our current SoCal Chapter President (Joe Darling) has been experiencing some health issues including a recent back surgery, 🙁 he is unable to continue in this role.
Therefore the nominating committee contacted members recently to find someone to fill the position. Of course, no one can replace Joe – only follow in his footsteps. I kept it to myself until now, but I was nominated and it was voted on in this morning’s meeting. I will take over Joes’s duties beginning January 1st. I am humbled by the chapter members confidence in me and hope I can live up to expectations and Joe’s legacy.
After all the meeting fuss was over, 🙂 Stilla and I took little dog “Coach” in the SIlverado and we went for a day-trip since today was a “free day” until our scheduled “La Familia Spaghetti Dinner”.
We drove back out towards the South Entrance of the Lake Powell Resort & Marina and stopped at some of the scenic viewpoints:
We exited the Resort & Marina area and headed back through Page…
to another viewpoint at Scenic View Road:
We parked and walked down to the view point:
After negotiating the many slippery steps, we got a good view of the Glen Canyon Dam and the bridge.
Wish we could be in that boat (below) 🙂
We walked back up the path / steps to the parking lot.
In the parking lot, we met this nice couple from Germany. They are traveling around the US and even plan on going down to Argentina! We talked for a bit, because as most of you know, Stilla is also from Germany. They shared their blog address with us (below) so if you’re interested, give it a look. Once again, I have to say – we get to meet the nicest people in the RV world 🙂
We moved on over to Horseshoe Bend. Here’s the view of the first part of the path from the parking lot.
And here’s the view after you get to the top of the first hill. See the little people heading down the trail to the cliff edge?
We put little “Coach” in his doggie back-pack.
Lots of tourists at the edge of the canyon.
Stilla on the edge 🙂
See the little boat down there?
Wish we were in it.
Picture of us in front of famous Horseshoe Bend, courtesy of some nice asian tourists.
The sun beat down on little “Coach”, he didn’t like walking in the hot sand.
The view back down to the parking lot (below). A few buses had arrived full of Asian tourists that we shared the trail with.
We continued south on 89 to Lee’s Ferry which looks like its only a few miles straight line distance from the campground when you look at a map, but it’s 100 miles to drive. We took 89 south and then got on 89A north to get there. Here’s the view (below) coming down the mountain south of Page.
We stopped to check out the view at a turnout and Stilla browsed the Indian jewelry vendors.
At the bottom of the mountain we turned right towards Marble Canyon (sign below).
When we got close to the turn for Lee’s Ferry, we crossed Navajo Bridge.
We pulled into the Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center. Normally, I would expound on this and other locations we stopped at, but I’m pressed for time to get this blog post published, so please don’t forget to click on the links embedded in the (green-colored) text to learn more.
After Navajo Bridge, we turned on Lees Ferry Road into Marble Canyon (←link here).
Here’s the entrance fees:
We drove down the scenic road to the Ferry site:
Read more about Lees Ferry (HERE).
We stopped and toured the campground here for future reference as we often do. Here’s the sign (below) if you’re interested in camping here. It looked like there were quite a few sites that are big-rig friendly.
We returned the same way we went in and snapped a few more pics of the cool rock formations:
And we returned to Page after about 200 miles of driving today. Here’s the view (below) coming in to Page from 89 south. It was right about this time that our Wagonmaster (David Guhsé) called and asked if we could stop by Strombolli’s Restaurant to pick up the garlic bread for our spaghetti dinner.
We rolled back into the campground (with garlic bread in hand) just in time for our “La Familia Spaghetti Dinner”.
Another awesome dinner goes off well. Everyone enjoyed the spaghetti dinner with lots of garlic bread and salads:
David even put on some “mood” music that fit the Italian theme.
We were treated to an awesome sunset as we finished our dinner:
Hope you enjoyed today’s tour… check back tomorrow for Day 4 of our Alpine SoCal Rally. Wish all you readers out there could join us 🙂