Monument Valley is part of the Navajo Nation. If you’ve seen some of the old western classics such as Stagecoach and The Searchers, you will recognize many of the sandstone buttes, mesas and arches. Some of the more recent movies filmed with the iconic backdrops are National Lampoons Vacation, Back to the Future III and the remake of The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp. Ronny is already pulling out his John Wayne movies. I sense there’s an old movie marathon in my future.
Lake Powell is in northern Arizona and extends up into southern Utah. It’s the second largest man-made lake in America covering nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline. The view from the top of The Glen Canyon Dam was spectacular and a bit scary for this girl who’s not particularly fond of heights. The boat tour of the lake gives you a ringside seat of the narrow passageways. The contrast between the beautiful blue waters and sandstone walls was breathtaking.