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    Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    So, for the second year in a row, my family went to Lake Powell with 2 other families. We get on a houseboat and let the fun ensue!

    We got off to a late start - I wish this clock was 3 p.m.


    We got everything loaded onto the houseboat by 3:30 a.m. Just in time to sleep for 3 hours until the sun was telling us it was time to get up!



    We found a great cove just across from Slick Rock Canyon with lots of high walls and shade.


    Then we got out the water toys and were off.

    My hubby got this floppy to hat to try and not sunburn his head - then realized he grabbed a life jacket that was a little small and proceeded to sing, "Fat guy in a little coat..."


    We had a wave runner and jet ski - the other families had ski boats


    Notice my WDW tribute - I wear this shirt as a cover-up.


    Being a dork


    Lizards were everywhere.


    My son caught this one - along with a bunch of Lake Powell red dirt.


    The molecule. The kids had more fun on this thing. I thought it kinda beat you to death. They all forgot to put sunscreen on the backs of their legs and got quite pink the first day.






    We took quite a few pictures of just us in the scenery.








    We only saw 1 frog - and of course, had to catch it


    One of the most fun things - jumping off everything in sight.


    Here's where the jump went wrong. I went a little too far forward and got a little too much water in the face.




    More pretty stuff






    The full moon was nice to look at, but made sleeping a little difficult. It was like sleeping under a really bright street lamp!


    A little Flora...




    We took a hike up to an arch -



    Made it!


    I guess the vultures didn't think we were going to make it back - about 6 started circling us.


    More to come.

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    Wow! Beautiful scenery!


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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    Beautiful photos, Jen. What a wonderful family trip. Looks like you all had a great time. Would love to see more photos!

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    Great stuff. I look forward to the rest. Thanks especially for the animal pics.

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    The days kind of blended into one another - so forgive me for not naming them off. We were there for 6 days.

    More of the arch hike

    My oldest son and I










    My youngest son had sunburned his eyes a little, so he and my hubby didn't go on the hike, but came to meet us later




    More jumping







    A.J. kneeboarding


    Tyson got up on his first try.


    It got pretty hot in the afternoon. The water was still a little cold because the run off is still coming into the Lake. The water rose about 8 inches a day while we were there.

    So, the kids took one lunch to watch a little House of Mouse


    More views






    Our houseboat - the Angelene '88 (it quickly became known as the Angelene Death Barge) You'd understand if you had 12 people on one boat, all using the same portable toilet for a week.



    It was about 100 degrees, so you got in the water, and then out of the water, and did that all afternoon



    Cheese!



    I was trying to get my remote control to my camera to work


    A Captain Morgan moment


    A little more jumping





    A step by step look at the Angelene. It was built in the mid-70's, so you may notice the lovely wood paneling

    Up top - where everybody slept


    Looking down on the back deck


    We used the bunk beds for storage




    Everybody had a cubby hole


    The kitchen and living room area


    The bow




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    Because of heavy rains, there were a whole lot of rock slides (more than usual). We tried hiking to some indian ruins, but most were closed off because it was too dangerous.



    On our way back to Bullfrog Marina, we stopped and let everybody off to swim and jump off the houseboat.








    Sunset on the way home

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    Jen what fun.. WHere is lake powell in utah. what area.. It almost looked like the lake mead area of vegas

    Thanks so much for sharing

    the scenery was breath taking

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    Lake Powell starts in Central Utah and goes all the way down to Glen Canyon Dam in Page Arizona.

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    That was a fun trip report Jen!!! Such gorgeous scenery.


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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    amazing pics !! and jen, you look marvelous!!!!!!!!!! it looks sooooo hot there thank you, for a great trip report!!

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    Excellent trip report! Loved the scenery!

    Thank you so very much for sharing.

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    Great pictures! Looks like everyone had a great time! I have a co-worker that with another family, use to rent a houseboat for a week on Lake Mead I think it was.




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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    wow!!!! GREAT report!!! Looks like you had a great time! Such pretty surroundings....and I LOVE the pictures of your family on the rocks! SO pretty!




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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    Gorgeous pics jen, just WOW!! Looked like a Gr8 time!
    Just countin' the days til the next visit!

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    Great pictures!!!
    You didn't happen to run into any Apes while at lake did you?

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    Re: Lake Powell, Utah Trip Report - Lots of Pictures!

    That looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to stay on a houseboat. The scenery is gorgeous!
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