An easy 940 foot round-trip hike called "Hanging Garden" intrigued us so on a very warm afternoon, Sherry, Dave, Pam, Ernie, Joyce, Charlie and I loaded into a couple of vehicles to check it out. Wayne sat this one out. Hanging Garden is a quarter mile from Glen Canyon Dam, just off Highway 89. We parked, found the trail head and made our way along the rock and sand to find the mysterious place in the desert.
|Dave and Sherry along the rocky, sandy trail to Hanging Garden in Page, Arizona|
|Which way? Joyce (looking down), Sherry (pointing forward), Ernie (incognito in white cap), Dave (scratching head), Pam (pointing up) and Charlie (oblivious to it all) looking checking all directions for the Hanging Garden.|
|More of the same strange behavior.|
|Ah ha! I am "in the hanging garden"...|
But sometimes a beautiful sight doesn't require a hike. That's the case in the picture below. Pam pointed this rising full moon out during an evening walk with Ernie. We both raced for cameras in hopes of capturing the very best shot. Mine isn't clear but worth saving.
|From Wahweap Campground Loop C. Southwesterly view of Tower Butte.|
As always, eating is an important of our entertainment. One evening, for pizza, we gathered at the Canyon King Pizzeria which is, in fact, a restaurant housed in a landlocked paddle wheeler. It's featured on the Roadside America website that lists oddities along America's highways. There's some interesting history about this ship's former working life on Lake Powell but I forgot the details. It was an interesting place and the food was pretty good.
|Joyce (L) and me (R) at the bar of Canyon King Pizzeria|
|Around the table, left to right at The Dam Bar... Dave, Sherry, Ernie, Pam, Joyce and Charlie (barely seen) and the Wayner.|
|Wayne is lining up for the putt while Pam looks on.|
|View from the course looking toward Lake Powell|
Sherry and Dave ended up extending their stay by three extra days, I think. Once because they wanted to and then another one or two because of high winds that made driving high profile vehicles dangerous. We had a great time all the way up to the very last evening together.
|Saying goodbye to Sherry and Dave on their last evening with us. Left to right, Sherry, Joyce and Pam.|