Grand Circle Road Trip: Day 7
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).
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.
We learned about earth hogan homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The rock formations stretched on for what seemed like forever.
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.
After a .75 mile hike we made it to the view point.
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