Saturday June 29th

Today we drive to Jacobs Lake.

Map

Map

We clear our camping spot, which is quite a project.

Camp01

Camp01

Camp02

Camp02

When all our stuff is in de Land Rover, we go to the toilet for the last time. The restrooms really stink at this hour!

Smell

Smell

When Inge is ready we leave the campground.

Start

Start

We drive along the south end of the Canyon.

Canyonview

Canyonview

At the Desert View point we stop for a coffee. Today is the 41st wedding-anniversary of Dirk and Trudy. We go back in time to their wedding day.

Wedding

Wedding

The area we drive through is much emptier than before, it is real desert.

OnTheRoad

OnTheRoad

Our route goes through the Navajoa Indian reservation. We see only one tipi, the rest of the time we see houses, mostly site-caravans.

Tipi

Tipi

During our trip we are pulled over by old friends of Dirk and Trudy, Russ and Katy Firstnow from Flagstaff.

Russ

Russ

When we leave the reservation, we cross the Colorado River. The bridge is very high! We take some nice pictures there.

Bridge01 (panorama)

Bridge01 (panorama)

Bridge02

Bridge02

During a tankstop a real strong storm comes up, which might not be so bad if there wasn’t so much sand in it. This means we have to prepare ourselves!

Sandstorm01

Sandstorm01

When we are ready we leave, it’s quite something.

SandStorm02

SandStorm02

During the trip Trudy has an important job, she has to hold the front window and the roof of the Model T.

Sandstorm03

Sandstorm03

At 18.00 we arrive at Jacob Lake, build up our tent and take a shower before we go to the only restaurant in this area. This is our present to Dirk and Trudy. After a 45 minute walk we arrive at the restaurant clean and with our best clothes on. It is 20.40 when we arrive. But no luck for us… de kitchen closed 10 minutes earlier and the only thing we can eat is a sandwich. By the grace of God we are allowed to sit at a table. Under the grumpy looks of the waiters we get our sandwich and chips.

wedding meal

wedding meal

We are pushed out of the restaurant by the vacuum cleaner and with an half empty stomach we walk 45 minutes back to the campground.

We will give this present another try…

Soon we go to bed to depart to the Bryce Canyon tomorrow.
Today we drove 292 km.

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