Grand Circle Road Trip: Day 7
Grand Circle Road Trip
Gouldings has a lot of history. It was an old trading post turned famous by the western movies that were filmed there. We all got a kick out of the fact that Harry Goulding called his wife "Mike" because he never could remember how to spell her name (Leone).
Grand Circle Road Trip
This potato cellar was used as the exterior of John Waynes cabin in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon". Now it's a mini museum for the movie.
Grand Circle Road Trip
We learned about earth hogan homes.
Grand Circle Road Trip
And got the full stage coach experience at Gouldings. This place really does have a lot of history and it's what put Monument Valley on the map. While we couldn't visit the reservation we enjoyed learning about the history, people and traditions of the valley.
Grand Circle Road Trip
After exploring all of Gouldings we drove to Page, Arizona. Another cloudy and windy day made outdoor activities limited, but we started our day at The Chains on Lake Powell.
Grand Circle Road Trip
The two-toned rocks at Lake Powell are so interesting. We walked around the soft and brittle sandstone waves and had much of The Chains to ourselves as the weather was not ideal.
Grand Circle Road Trip
We had plans to visit Antelope Canyon on this day, but Tribal Lands were still closed. The Chains was such a fun way to explore the same terrain that's found in the canyons.
Grand Circle Road Trip
The rock formations stretched on for what seemed like forever. 
Grand Circle Road Trip
Grand Circle Road Trip
We drove back into town for lunch at the Bird House. It looks like we have a thing for converted gas station restaurants on this trip. This place was amazing and the weather lightened up making it perfect to visit Horseshoe Bend.
Grand Circle Road Trip
After a .75 mile hike we made it to the view point.
Grand Circle Road Trip
Grand Circle Road Trip
We enjoyed the views from this now Instagram worthy spot, but it was so cold and we were ready to get back to the warmth.
Up Next: Day 8, 9 + 10
August 18, 2021 — Heather Moore