Goodbye, Maine. Until we see you again. We are headed to explore the continent of Asia, our third continent. But first, we will explore some of America’s most stunning national parks.
First stop, Anthem, Arizona. We visited Mark’s uncle and aunt, Dave and Carol. They were nice enough to allow us to leave our extra luggages at their house while we explore some of America’s most stunning national parks for the second time. We also enjoyed a home made scrumptious brunch. Thank you, Carol and Dave.😘
We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Kanab because it had an indoor swimming pool and hot tub.
We love Kanab, Utah! It is surrounded by interesting trails including this Belly of the Dragon.
The first time we came here was during our 50 state tour in our 38 ft Tiffin Class A motorhome during the Pandemic. We drove through the park in our little honda car that was usually towed by our motorhome. We used it to drive around and explore. In 2019, the trails and visitor centers were closed. Now we are back, and trails are now open!
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - 6,000 acres of red canyon land is home to hundreds of best friend animals such as cats, dogs, birds, horses, pigs, goats and other adoptable animals. It has state of the art veterinary hospitals, puppy and kitten preschool, many stables, and many special houses for special needs pets. We enjoyed our tour and all the lovable animals. Nika was adopted by Jasper.
Queens Garden in Bryce Canyon National Park. At 9,100 ft, Queens Garden is perhaps our favorite hikes in the world. Last time we were here was summer time. This time, we needed grippers. We loved seeing the hoodoos again up close and personal. What an out of this world hike.
We had meeting in Page, Arizona.
Kanab, UT has so many interesting trails. This one took us all the way down in a canyon. So desolate. So serene.
This is one of our top three hikes in the world. It seems like we were in a different planet.
Horseshoe Bend never disappoints. ♥️
I love the unique Lake Powell. We traced our steps to figure out where we stayed in our motorhome 2 years ago. Sadly, the water level is extremely low. There are still quite a few large and fancy party boats in the marina. Lake Powell is heavily used by locals and tourists alike.
Mark really wanted to return to the Monument Valley. When we came here during the pandemic, everything was closed. The Navajos suffered a lot from covid-19. Now, the park is open. Monument Valley is on Navajo land, and the hotels and restaurants employ local Navajos. We drove the 17 mile scenic drive as we were blown away by these commanding monuments made up of sandstone. We saw East Mitten Butte, West Mitten Butte, Three sisters, Elephant Butte and many more. Our hotel at The View Hotel stands up to its name. We have views of the Monument Valley.
Many beautiful handmade Navajo art, pottery and jewelry in The View Hotel.