Well I was born and raised there, friends. It's a hidden gem.
(less hidden, more gem...a really really hot gem)
I hadn't been back to my lovely dry desert home since 2009 and I am extremely glad that we made the trip. Han had never seen my hometown.
Aside from visiting my grandparents, and seeing the backwater I hail from, we decided to go seek out Antelope Canyon.
We had always assumed it was in a remote part of Utah and we weren't far off. It's pretty close to the border in Page, AZ.
If you decide to go, BOOK A TOUR ONLINE.
I cannot stress that enough. You can't go into either the North or South canyon without a guided tour and you should book it ahead of time or you'll experience what the poor people in the photo below did.
The navajo man in blue is yelling at the tourists. It was very unpleasant and hectic and everyone was upset but
because we made a reservation, we breezed right by and into the waiting room.
We booked our tour through Ken's Tours for a pretty reasonable price and we liked our tour guide. Would recommend them.
Entrance to the South Canyon
(See what I did there?)
I took 100+ pictures down in the canyon, so I'll show you a few highlights. Not a single one was edited in Photoshop.
We can now cross it off our bucket list and it was completely worth the 8 hour RT drive from Pinetop.
Onto the next adventure!