As we were traveling down to the Grand Canyon, we happened upon a few other places to visit that were pretty darn awesome! We saw some lovely scenery along the way:
Claire needed to go to the bathroom BADLY, so we took a quick detour and found the most awesome place! It was the tail end of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park! Apparently, they have little outbuildings for their park all over the place because that park covers a HUGE amount of land. I never knew what it was all about, but the Grand Staircase NP is all about geology (as are most NPs)--it shows the age of the rock as a staircase. It was interesting. This outbuilding was mostly about the dinosaur bones and fossils they'd found in the area. So cool! And the kids even did a Jr Scientist program while we were there!
I saw some pretty desert flowers in bloom! How stuff lives out here in this HEAT is totally beyond me. Honestly. It was over 100 degrees without a drop of water in sight and there were FLOWERS?? Wow.
We then headed down the road some more and found Lake Powell and the Colorado river running next to us, along with a super cool Dam! Glen Canyon!
The grassy area at the bottom of the dam is bigger than a football field! Wow! We were going to take a tour, but couldn't because of time constraints, which was a real shame. The kids, however, still managed to find the Jr Ranger program (wow!) and looked at some very cool exhibits at the visitors' center:
Going over the bridge away from the Dam...
I was very impressed by the Glen Canyon Dam. It looked almost as big as the Hoover Dam! I wonder why it doesn't get as much hype? They're both on the same river... Anyway, it was pretty impressive and I'm happy we stopped by to take a look!
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