It's been awhile since I've last published anything personal, so here's a new update on our week long summer adventures in the midwest deserts! As you know, my family and I ventured out to Grand Canyon National Park in May of this year. On the 5th day of our trip, we left the Grand Canyon and headed north. We drove past the fascinating Painted Desert (we wished we could have stopped!) and stopped for a day to explore the Lower Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.
THIS was the part of the trip I've been eagerly awaiting. I was so. Excited. You have no idea.
The Lower Antelope Slot Canyon was out of this world. Surreal. Crazy awesome. You basically walk out into the middle of the desert, walk down these set of stairs, and suddenly BOOM - you're in heaven. Because of its size and popularity, you can't just walk in on your own; you have to go in as part of a tour group (unless you meet the terms and pay extra for a photographer's pass, which I didn't do cos' I wanted to experience this with my family). Because of that, we only got about a little over an hour to enjoy this magnificent space. Nevertheless, we savored every second. Our tour guide, who was a Navajo native, even played the flute for us. Ah.. Magical.
We went to see the Horseshoe Bend afterwards, which was super pretty, but to be honest, I was still dreaming of the Antelope Canyons : p I didn't get many pictures there because we were pretty much standing on this giant cliff, and I'm deadly afraid of heights. Aside from the view from the top, there's nothing much to see there, although I think it's worth taking a look.