After we picked up our rig we finally headed north, happy that we were on the road again. We had plans to meet up with Deb and Steve in Bryce Canyon but had a couple of days to kill. The great thing about Northern Arizona is there are lot of places to boondock, and we briefly discussed stopping in Flagstaff, but the ground was still a bit snowy and wet, and we were worried about how firm the spots would be. We also discussed going to Winslow, AZ but that was a bit out of the way. Ultimately we decided to drive through to Lone Rock Beach in Page where Deb and Steve were.
We have stayed here before and it is a really nice spot. They have spots right down near the water and trash, water, and a dump station on site. If you have an America the Beautiful pass it is $15 a night and well worth it for the services and the view, as well as the close proximity to the town of Page. The only downside we discovered when we arrived is the area is Off Network for us. Last year we had no idea we were off network but as I mentioned this year AT&T is cracking down on that. Basically that meant we could make phone calls and text, but no data usage. It was still worth it though because of Jack’s reaction. Let me just show you.
After we got settled in, I decided to take Jack for a walk and that’s where the fun came in. We were parked on the edge of a HUGE sand dune and I was able to take Jack off leash. After all the days of being cooped up he went crazy and then we went down and saw his first ever lake, although he was a bit more tentative there. I shot lots of video and pictures and Lee made a little movie. Jack was pure joy to watch and did more than anything else in helping me shake off the stress from the previous couple of weeks.
We all had a great day and were a little sad to head towards Bryce. Jack went from sand to snow in just one day so stay tuned to see how that went. And if you want to see Jack in action here is a video. It’s a little long at 3 minutes but it was so much fun to watch.
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