Joe and Nancy

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Glen Canyon Dam and Page, AZ

OK, I gotta let you know something about the next several pics.  Nancy took most of them with her Sony digital, from the coach, through the front window as we rolling on our way to Page, AZ from St. George, UT.  So, our disclaimer is they may not be our better quality shots.  Anyway, hope you enjoy the ride.
Below, from the COSTCO parking lot in St George, UT, a large fire on the side of  a mountain about 10 miles away.  There were lots of fires all over the west last summer. 
We were just in awe of the inspiring scenery everywhere we looked.  God indeed has formed a beautiful picture out of Mother Earth.
And the sky is just a spectacular deep blue...
Above, a Navajo Hogan.  We saw hundreds of these over the past six years throughout Navajo Nation.  What is a Hogan you ask?  From Wiki:  A hogan (/ˈhɡɑːn/ or /ˈhɡən/; from Navajo hooghan [hoːɣan]) is the primary, traditional dwelling of the Navajo people. Other traditional structures include the summer shelter, the underground home, and the sweat house. A hogan can be round, cone-shaped, multi-sided, or square; with or without internal posts; timber or stone walls and packed with earth in varying amounts or a bark roof for a summer house, with the door facing east to welcome the rising sun for good wealth and fortune.  Now, it appeared to us that most of the current generation Navajo families have melded into today's current cultural living accommodations, there are still some of the older generation who, while not full time perhaps, but for certain times and certain events, will stay in these for a period of time.
Navajo families selling there wares at a roadside flea market.
Another Hogan, and a few pics of the Dam.
Glen Canyon Dam Bridge into Page, AZ.
Above, a biker somehow fell off his bike in the visitor center parking lot, but was ok.  A little scary though, just the same.
The scenery out here was just awe-inspiring.  It's just amazing. We never wanted to leave.  But leave we must, and the end of this blog, written and published from Cordele, GA on 1/19/2016.  Till the next blog, RVing Beach Bums signing off.