Ever since I saw Britney's music video for I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman in the majestic desert, I've wanted to go to Antelope Canyon in Arizona. I woke up in the middle of the night recently and decided "why not just go?" It would be about a 9 hour drive from Los Angeles to Page, Arizona so I asked a girl friend if she was down and we planned a trip two weeks after.
We started driving on a Friday morning and the nine hours just flew by. The roads were peaceful and the scenery was amazing.
We drove out of California, to Nevada, then Arizona and the windy road took us up to Utah and then back to Arizona again. Four states in one day!
We were almost at the hotel by the time the sunset, so we pulled over to enjoy the view and the tee-pee.
The next day, we did the Upper Antelope Canyon tour and a guide took us through the gorgeous canyons that have been shaped over time by wind and sand. You can often spot shapes like hearts (below) and Abe Lincoln's profile.
It was truly amazing to see in person and the photos don't do it justice.
After the tour, we drove to Horseshoe Bend and had this view of the Colorado river. We're almost 1,000 ft above sea level!
And what's a road trip to Arizona without swinging by the Grand Canyon? It was about a two hour drive away from Page, AZ and was well worth the trip. I haven't been here since I was a kid so I didn't remember a thing. It was so massive I felt more like I was looking at a painting.
It was a really beautiful trip with a great friend, filled with a lot of laughs, memories and photos.
So, maybe all I need is time. A moment that is mine, while I'm in between. Lolz.