October 2, 2011

Day 3 & 4, Lake Powell and St. George

And were off for another grand adventure. Today we will be going to the upper part of Antelope Canyon (Slot Canyon). We picked up our Jeep tour in Page, AZ and off we went.Another first for all of us. I have probably never seen anything so beautiful as this. All the canyon walls are tall and slender with a little light coming in. You start and stop in the same place so you get to see it twice, coming and going.

You can see the outline of the antelope here in this picture. Can you pick it out?

This picture was taken just as you come out. We had a great tour guide, she knew exactly where to take all the great shots. Alex, Yvonne, Myself and Stuart. After the tour we did a little shopping and ice cream in Page. Stuart drove us to a look out point where you can see the front side of Glen Canyon Dam. Very pretty surrounded with all the red rocks. We are so lucky to have all this in our own back yards. I love Utah!

Later that evening we fancied up and went on the Princess Sunset dinner cruise. This would be our last night in Powell. A birthday celebration for me and spending it with Stuart, Yvonne and Alex was great.

The sunset was beautiful. Notcie the necklace I'm wearing, a birthday gift from my sweet husband. He picked it out while we were shopping in Page. Something he's wanted to buy me for quite sometime but never could find the right one for the right price. I guess this was the one. Everytime I wear my squash blossom I will remember the events that took place when I got it.Just visiting.

Isn't this a gorgeous picture?

And birthday cake with my very own candle. Let the 50's begin!

This was the crusie ship, the Canyon Princess.

Wednesday morning, the big day. My birthday. Stuart fixed us pigs in blanket for breakfast, using sausage. Oh so yummy, a dutch breakfast of sorts.

And Yvonne and Alex surprised me with balloons and some really nice gifts. First a wooden box with a stitchery in the frame that says BEE HAPPY, how could anyone be happy this day. Inside was a beautiful necklace from the oldest jewelry shop in the town of Leiden. A town right close to Yvonne and Alex. And to top it off some cologone called Stitch No. 3. It smells wonderful and just so perfect for a sewer. They really did spoil me. I am so glad they were here to celebrate with me.

After breakfast we packed eveything up and said good bye to Powell and headed into St. George to the house, where we would stay the rest of the week. Our guests said they could probably get used to camping after staying in the trailer.After settling in the house and feeding the men some lunch we took a ride. Stuart and I had accidently ran onto this place while riding around one day last winter. So we wanted Alex and Yvonne to see if for themselves. Did you know we had a Sky Ranch right here in sunny St. George. The garages of these homes are hangers. And yup they are for their airplanes! Crazy huh! The streets in the area actually are the taxi ways and take off strip. If your ever in this area take a peek for yourself, you won't believe it. For dinner that night they told me I could pick where I wanted to go. I choseed the Anazazi Steakhouse. Something we had seen but never tried. I don't know what we have been waiting for. It was a unqiue dining experience and oh so good.
First we had a cheese fondue for appetizer with all sorts of things to dip in it. The waiter mixes it and leaves it on a hot plate that is in the table so it stays warm throughout your meal. I ordered filet mignon. When they bring it out, it's on a hot stone that is heated to 700 degrees. You slice off chunks of meat to finish cooking it the way you like it. It was scrumptious as were the shrimp. Dipping into the fondue. Don't hesitate to try this place out. The meal was worth every penny!

After an evening ride out to Ivins we ended up at Kraves for yogart and then drove up to the D and showed them the over look of Dixie valley.

A great ending to another perfect day. Now what should we do the next few days? Keep on viewing! I bet there's quilting involved somewhere.


Yvonne said...

Oohh, that dinner at Anasazi! I have the water running through my mouth thinking of it! That is probably because I am on a diet! That was really necessary after all those rich breakfasts and dinners!

Rennie said...

What a nice pictures. It's really amazing your friendship. Tonight we spend time together during the Bee and will share all Yvonne's stories. Love you!

Jan Marie said...

Happy birthday, looks like you had an awesome birthday. You really packed your days full. I can't wait to see the quilting stuff you did in ST. George.