Lake Powell

· What its like to live in a canyon of water ·

July 31, 2017

Welcome to Lake Powell, Utah! Located on the border of Utah and Arizona. We have been coming here in the summer for 20 years in a row and we absolutely love it. If you have never heard of Lake Powell, here's the scoop. It is a lake that is in the middle of a red rock canyon where people go stay on a floating house and play in the water. Some of our favorite activities are boating, paddle boarding, jet skiing, touring the sites, cliff jumping, and playing on the beach!

Lake Powell has the most gorgeous sunsets! Every year we watch the sunset and when it gets dark, the boys head out on to the beach to set off the most amazing firework show over the water. It is so magical!This year we stayed close to Iceberg Canyon in Slick Rock. Iceberg has the best canyons to go explore!
Got to spend a little bit of sister time before we move. And of course take a sister pic in semi matching outfits.For some reason we always find ourselves throwing rocks off of other rocks. It just happens somehow! My little brother Christian is obviously an expert at it. And it made for a pretty cool picture!



Gavin’s friend Andrew joined us half way through the week and showed us some cool moves on the wake board! Every morning we go out to catch the glassy water at about 7am. We are pretty spoiled and refuse to do any water sports on anything but glass! The first time I got out on the wakeboard I had a pretty good face plant which ended my wake boarding career for the week. Haha! I guess I’m getting too old for these crazy things.On our third day we went to Rainbow Bridge. In 20 years none of us had been to the most popular monument in Lake Powell! Our experience made for a pretty crazy story. As we left our houseboat for a 60 minute drive to Rainbow Bridge it was sunny and beautiful! When we pulled in to park our boat where the Rainbow Bridge hike it started to dump rain harder than I’ve ever seen. Giant waterfalls started flying off the cliffs and the Park Rangers issued a flash flood warning. People started running back to their boats to get out of there. But what does my family do? We waited in a floating outhouse for the rain to stop. After about 45 minutes the rain finally eased up and we took off towards the Bridge. The beginning of the hike is on a floating boardwalk which became pretty slippery. We then came to a huge waterfall that was blocking the trail, so we all had to cross under it making us even more wet then we were in the first place! We finally reached the Rainbow Bridge monument and were the only people there. Every day there are thousands of people that visit Rainbow Bridge so it was pretty neat to get it all to ourselves. We learned that it was a religious place for the Native Americans when they lived there many years ago. You could truly feel how special Rainbow Bridge is. And it was such an incredible experience! Taking in our last trip together in the USA!Look at this hot husband of mine doing some sweet slalom skiing! These crazy boys doing some cliff jumping! We have a running joke that my grandma has FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). We told her we were going cliff jumping and she asked to come along. After a few jumps off the rocks we see her jump off the boat and swim over to make a jump herself ? She just couldn’t leave the cliff jumping to the young guys! Sidenote: The cliff she jumped off was only about 4 feet. So if you’re picturing an 80 year old grandma jumping off a big cliff that is not what happened! I will never get enough of this view!
We spend a lot of time going off the slide on our houseboat. And my little cousin probably spent half his day going off of it. He said that he “Really has a future in going off slides” so I guess we will see! Haha ??We will miss you Lake Powell! Thank you for the amazing 20 years of memories we have made. But now its time to see the rest of the world. Only 8 more days until we are off to our next adventure, ICELAND!



August 12, 2017

22 Comments

  1. Catholic Pilgrim

    July 31, 2017

    The beauty of this part of the country just keeps enhancing with every photo. You’re certainly blessed living in this region, which for me remains a dream-land.

  2. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    July 31, 2017

    I definitely feel lucky living here! We will miss it dearly!

  3. lynelleg

    August 1, 2017

    Great blog! Thanks for checking my blog out

  4. fitnclassy

    August 1, 2017

    WOW! Amazing photos! <3

  5. Anonymous

    August 1, 2017

    Great post. Love Lake Powell. When my nephews and nieces got to be of age I used to rent a RV and spend a couple days there and Zion and the Grand Canyon. Good memories!

  6. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    August 1, 2017

    Thank you Lynelle!

  7. rafrafrafia

    August 3, 2017

    Love your post! The photographs are absolutely amazing. Would defiantly love to come here sometime! ?

    Would you mind checking out my photography blog at ( Rafia Tasneem ).

    Can’t wait to check out more of your posts! ?

    xx

    – Rafia

  8. simplykailin

    August 3, 2017

    Love this post and the pictures are so pretty!

  9. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    August 4, 2017

    Thank you! I will definitely stop by your blog! ?

  10. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    August 4, 2017

    Thank you Kailin!❤️

  11. rafrafrafia

    August 4, 2017

    Means a lot to me! ?

  12. Ruth and Vijay

    August 4, 2017

    Amazing pictures! We’re heading out to Lake Powell in September – great tips!

  13. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    August 4, 2017

    So fun. You guys will love it! Enjoy your trip!?

  14. raisingourworldtravelers

    August 5, 2017

    I’ll start researching on renting a house boat there! Lol Tfs love the details and beautiful pictures!

  15. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    August 6, 2017

    You should do it! It’s such a fun and unique experience!

  16. Yeng

    August 6, 2017

    Beautiful photos!

  17. weirdotribe

    August 6, 2017

    Great description of Lake Powel and the fun you have there! Makes me want to go there.

  18. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    August 6, 2017

    Thank you Yeng!

  19. Pina Marek

    August 7, 2017

    So beautiful! You make Lake Powell sound so amazing that I put it on my bucket list!

  20. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    August 8, 2017

    That’s awesome! You will not regret it! It’s one of our favorite places in the world ?

  21. she's all about it

    August 16, 2017

    Oh, my! I love your post and the photos are so nice 🙂 Lovely!

  22. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    August 16, 2017

    Thank you!?

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