June 15, 2008

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

The saga of our Southwest USA trip continues!

On our small plane flight over from Lake Powell to Monument Valley, we got to see the fabled Rainbow Bridge National Monument from the air. Tucked in the midst of the rugged, isolated canyons at the base of Navajo Mountain, the sandstone formation is the largest natural bridge in the world. Native Americans living in the region consider the bridge sacred. During the high water summer months, it can be reached by boat on Lake Powell.

From the base to the top of the arch, Rainbow Bridge is 290 feet, nearly the height of the Statue of Liberty. It spans 275 feet across the river that it straddles, and the arch top is 42 feet thick and 33 feet wide. Huge and beautiful!

coming in for an approach to Rainbow Bridge
the bridge span is oh-so clear now!
my goodness, this picture is so pretty, it is now the wallpaper on my computer
time to wave goodbye to Rainbow Bridge and onward to Monument Valley

The next chapter about our travel adventure will be the incredible Monument Valley. You will not want to miss that!


  1. you are sooo lucky to be able to see all the sights that Luscious and I long to. ALso wanted to comment about your lavender. I have some that I started from seed off of ebay!~ and not sure what kind it is but is pretty happy in my red clay.
    Big hugs to you.
    and to solve the mystery of the macaroni salad read
    Tuesday, March 18, 2008
    The Family Table
    at my blog. You will know more than you ever wanted to about my family dynamics. giggling

  2. Jim and I are truly blessed to be able to see some wonderful places in this world. I am glad that you are enjoying an "armchair vacation" by visiting my blog, and I truly hope that you two can someday go see the sights firsthand.

    You are braver than I to try to grow lavender from seed! I bought the plants, LOL. I'm more in to instant gratification!

    I'll go check out your referenced post. I am intrigued!


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