Ever since Sean and I met, nearly 4 years ago, he has been dying to do a houseboat trip on Lake Powell with me and friends. He took this trip many times when he was in college in Flagstaff, Arizona and loved it every.single.time.
Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River in Arizona and Utah and supplies water to California, Nevada and Arizona. (Because it’s in 2 different time zones, we never really knew what time it was!!) It was created in 1963 when the Glen Canyon Dam held back the waters of the Colorado River. The dam formed a gigantic, gorgeous, blue lake surrounded by dramatic sandstone walls. You can see how vast the lake truly is in the map below.
Given the situation with the pandemic, all of our international trips were cancelled. Soooo, in October 2020, we managed to turn this sad state of affairs into a wonderful opportunity for Sean to get his wish.
Truth be told, I wasn’t sure what this experience would be like, hanging out on a houseboat for 5 days? Would I be bored? All I can say is, it was a total blast and ranks in the top 3 vacations Sean and I have taken together. 4 awesome friends were able to experience the magic of Lake Powell with us.
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi
We found a GORGEOUS, quiet spot in a serene, remote location. That “fun” looking slide turned out to be the devil! Those who dared to test it, walked away with skinned knees, ankles and a foot long thigh bruise.
Nothing better than SUPing on glassy water in a nearby slot canyon – right around the corner from our boat. It was one of the most peaceful places..it was nice to be silent for a bit.
Dinner was served every night on the top deck of the boat with some AMAZING views. This was one of my most favorite parts of the day. It was fun to cook some tasty meals with our friends and just chill with a nice bottle of vino. The weather could not have been more perfect. No wind, no sweater required.
We took a day trip out to Rainbow Bridge National Monument – one of the largest natural bridges in the world. Our friends were the most fun travel companions – we loved spending time with these peeps. It’s purely coincidental we are all nearly the same height (it wasn’t a trip requirement!). lol.
We spent a lazy day on our speedboat in a beautiful slot canyon we just happened to find – it was an unbelievable afternoon. The whole experience was surreal – gratitude overfloweth!
We had our toys to fill the downtime and lit bonfires every night on the beach. Sean was sweet enough to build a lighted path so we didn’t break our middle-aged necks!
We explored by speed boat and on foot – there is so much to do here, we barely scratched the surface!
There is not one thing I would change about this trip – not even the fact we had to make coffee in the one and only bathroom on the boat.
Thanks to this handsome guy, we had an incredible experience. Thanks babo – you are the best and are loved by many 🙂
…i choose this…