I've had Page on my radar of travel destinations for years, but especially the past year.  Shawn was hesitant and wasn't crazy about the idea.  I was insistent though and it ended up being one of the best trips we've ever had!  We even extended our stay one extra night because we just weren't ready to go home. 

We had the trip planned for about 6 months or so and well, life happens and half of us got the stomach flu and we weren't sure what that would mean for our travel.  Fortunately, we were well enough to not delay or cancel and we were on our way.  This was the longest trip we've done pulling the trailer and as a family of 5.  We were pleasantly surprised how well Reece did, well on the way there, we won't talk about the drive home. 

Page isn't the cutest town I've seen but the scenic views made up for it!  We were lucky enough to get a spot with a water view plus mountains on one side.  We only had one neighbor the entire time, bonus!  This was also our first full hook up experience and its safe to say we LOVED it!  Boon docking is amazing and has its own perks for sure, but with a family staying for a week this was the only way to go! 

This sidewalk was next to our spot so the girls rode their bikes most of the day with friends they met.  While at night we watched the sun fall behind the mountain. 

Like any trip we take we made sure to have a few days of just hanging out and relaxing.  Other days we went down to the beach and of course bought over priced ice cream treats. 

The sand was so soft and the water was so blue.  I couldn't get over how beautiful it was. 

We passed the Glen Canyon Dam Bridge heading to our campground so we had to stop by.  They had a museum too that we all enjoyed. 

Then it was off to see the infamous Horseshoe Bend.  Shawn wasn't a huge fan of the heights or the walk there as he was carrying Reece, thanks babe! There is no barrier at all so it can be intimidating to most.  The views are incredible though.  It was difficult to get decent pictures and there were a ton of people.  If you wanted a more secluded experience you could have walked to the outer edges where there were less people, but because we had the kiddos with us we decided not to. 

Also, another tip.  Bring a selfie stick!

We enjoyed some really good food, met camping neighbor friends who are from Chandler and also have twins (cool!), stared at the mountains for hours, endless drinks, walks, and fires at night. 

We of course couldn't leave without experiencing Antelope Canyon.  After all that was one of the big reasons I chose this destination.  Apparently the tours book fast because we barely got a slot time and it was during Reece's nap time.  Not Ideal, whoops!  We still managed to enjoy it, but I carried her most of the way.  I did plenty of research before going.  The upper canyon is more popular and flat through the entire canyon which is more kid friendly and the only option for us.  Next trip I hope to go see the lower canyon.  When we got there we checked in, they separated us into groups and we loaded up in these trucks to head to the entrance of the canyon. 

After a dusty and bumpy ride we made it to the entrance.  There were SO many people and its difficult, not impossible, to get pictures without other people in them.  Our guide was a native and she was awesome.  She didn't tell us about a ton of the history, but she made sure we got great photos and even asked people to move from time to time, LOL she was great!  Even though there are so many people the most beautiful pictures are of looking up.  So I can add sore neck to dead arm after the end.  Okay, I'll stop complaining.

We took about 50 pictures and they are each beautiful.  This experience was definitely our favorite and a highlight of the trip. 

We also went down to the marina and checked out the house boats that we hope to rent for a week some time.  The only regret we have was not going out on the water at all.  We were contemplating doing a boat tour to see rainbow bridge and a few others spots along the way, but the tour was about 7 hours long, umm with three kids one being a toddler yeah no thanks!  We thought about renting a boat as an option too although throughout the year when the tide is low walking to the bridge is inevitable.  Maybe next time.  I would also consider renting kayaks and exploring horseshoe bend from the water.  As you can see there is still so much more we would like to do in Page so it will without a doubt be on our list of trips in the near future. 

This trip was one to write home about!  We had the BEST time!

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