Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vacation!

We are driving SIX HUNDRED miles tomorrow! All the way to Lake Powell.

And a little about Lake Powell: It is a man-made reservoir along the Colorado River. When full, it stores over 24,000,000 acre feet of water. This is a very large lake. Most of Lake Powell is in Utah, but some of it is in Arizona. Which means you need fishing licenses from two states. Luckily, I am not an avid fisherwoman. And you don't need any license to read and relax!

We'll be boating and hiking and staying on a houseboat. I THINK it's the houseboat below. To be honest, I've had very little to do with planning this vacation. Thank you to Mark, Keith and Eileen who organized it all. Including meals. I can hardly wait to see what I'll be eating!


Lake Powell is very beautiful and Grand Canyon-ish with steep sandstone walls.



My children are interested in knowing if I plan to water ski (a ski boat comes with the houseboat). "Of course!" I answer because I can be brave from San Diego. I'm sure if I do waterski, I will look exactly like the women in the photo below



I won't have internet access. Editor Wendy says this is a good thing and that I can use some time unconnected. I don't know about that; I'm already having chills and shakes.

So, I'll see you in a week. Be good. Have fu!

sources;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Powell

24 comments:

Anna said...

Who want's to use internet on the vacation - enjoy, it looks like a beautiful place, and no minute should be wasted. Anna :)

Teresa said...

Have a great time, Barrie! I hope your camera cooperates, so we can see some shots of your waterskiing tricks :0

Lazy Writer said...

Have a great time! It looks beautiful there!

Travis Erwin said...

No fishing? Say it ain't so!

Kristina P. said...

I haven't been to Lake Powell in years. I hope you have a great time!

Barbara Martin said...

Your editor is wise, Barrie. Being disconnected from the internet will rejuvenate you. How lucky for you to get away from it all and live on water! Have a great time and don't think about anything but having a good rest, away from it all.

I believe Lake Powell is where Planet of the Apes was filmed many years ago.

Charles Gramlich said...

I will remember Lake Powell as the site where they filmed the opening scenes in Planet of the Apes.

doggybloggy said...

whoot whoot, sounds like fun - take lots of pictures

Monnik said...

Can't wait to hear about it. Have a great trip!!

Sally Lawton said...

Have a fabulous holiday - good luck on the jet ski! x

Sarah Laurenson said...

I know all about those chills and shakes. Our wireless went dead recently. I was actually surprised by my feelings of deprivation. But I do love an unplugged vacation occassionally.

Hope you have a blast! I'm sure you'll Be great at water skiing.

Jenn Jilks said...

Well, I have a few videos to help you! The kids next door had fun trying to teach someone.
Likely too late for you, but here is is in My Muskoka !

laughingwolf said...

looks like fun times, barrie :)

of course, i'd be fishing at every opportunity ;) lol

Bee said...

We're driving about half those many miles tomorrow . . . to the Lake District, where there is definitely no water skiing, maybe some Internet access, and most probably a lot of cream teas. I'm just going to think about what books I want to take to go with my scones . . .

I hope you have a great vacation, Barrie. xx

kaye said...

I love Lake Powell, We'have spent many vacations there over the years. Have a good time.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Relax and have a great time!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Sounds like a great vacation, except for the lack of internet access! Have fun and be brave. I want a photo of you waterskiing, camera spots and all =)

JaneyV said...

Barrie - have a wonderful time. Stephen Fry featured Lake Powell on his trip around the 50 states of America. It looks beautiful.

I know you won't see this till you come home (I've just done a week offline (not as difficult as you think it'll be) but I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday.

Have lots of fun!

Keri Mikulski said...

Have fun!! ;)

Kathy Holmes said...

I love Lake Powell - and houseboating - what fun!!!

Beth said...

Enjoy!
(How can you not??)
If you do water-ski, have someone take a picture!

Sarah Laurence said...

I hope you are enjoying your well deserved vacation. It looks gorgeous!

Bina said...

I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. It looks so beautiful and so peaceful!!!! I would LOVE it there!

David Cranmer said...

Enjoy your vacation. I am sure you will return with great stories to tell.