2014 Trip Four, May 11, The Southwest

Monument Valley AZ on May 17 for Sunday May 11 on Lake Powell

Sunday’s weather was as the forecast predicted, breezy, cold, periodic rain. The guys went out in the rain and re-positioned (Dug a very deep hole) one of the anchors. Our primary task for the day was to get Dave and Toni back to the Antelope Point marina where they had parked their car the previous Friday morning. Chris suggested we call the marina and ask if they have a water taxi. Everybody else could not believe she even made that suggestion. Well, except me, I could believe she would suggest it.

To take the houseboat would eat up many gallons of gas and probably five to six hours. The powerboat would be quicker and use way less gas. The powerboat would be open to the elements and the travelers would freeze their fannies off.

Lou and Joyce returning from Antelope Point marina Sunday

Lou and Joyce returning from Antelope Point marina Sunday

There was supposed to be less rain after noon. The decision was made to leave around 12. Joyce and Lou would take Dave and Toni to the marina, re-fuel the powerboat, buy some more ice, and drive back. Chris and Ed and Manning would stay on the houseboat where Chris would worry and Ed would pet Manning who bonds tremendously with Joyce.

Lou walking Manning late Sunday afternoon

Lou walking Manning late Sunday afternoon

Chris and Ed had more winter clothing gear so numerous items were shared with the travelers. They came in mighty handy. Joyce and Lou returned around 4 pm, safe and sound. Dave and Toni were a great addition to the trip. After recovering from the ride back, Lou made burnt hot dogs on the grill for Mother’s Day, Chris’ favorite food.

Sunday's sunset

Sunday’s sunset

Sunday's sunset

Sunday’s sunset


Sunday night the sky cleared up and we had great sunset views. Clearing skies did not eliminate the wind and the night was quite breezy and despite Chris’ concerns, we woke up Monday morning in the same location. Anchors held again.
Sunday's sunset

Sunday’s sunset


Sunday's sunset

Sunday’s sunset

Ed and Chris May 17 1 pm for Sunday May 11

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