Good morning travelers! This weekend we received an e-mail from a customer who sought out our advice on visiting Lake Powell from Las Vegas. Normally, we’d be all for that, but this particular gent only had one day to work with. I desperately tried to talk him out of it – after all, it takes 5 hours, each way, to drive from Las Vegas to Lake Powell. Tours from Las Vegas to Lake Powell are almost nonexistent these days. And with all there is to see at Lake Powell, such a limited timeframe couldn’t possibly do the place justice. But, this guest (we’ll call him “Mr. C”) had come all the way from Italy and this was very likely to be a once in a lifetime (or at least once in a blue moon) trip.
So I sent Mr. C some maps, and suggestions on what he could do in the course of a day, said a little prayer and went about my business. Lo and behold, just the other day, I received an e-mail from Mr. C. I was a bit nervous, I’ll admit – would he hate me for steering him wrong? Denounce me for not being more adamant that he not do this crazy thing? Not at all! Read on:
I rent a car in Las Vegas and I had my amazing trip: I drove almost 600 miles in one day, I visited Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam and more. I ate my genuine sandwich in Page. In few words I smelled the scent of West, the Grand Canyon I imagined in my mind. At the end I was happy but so happy that I didn’t feel tired. I’ll come back and visit more about your huge and beautiful country. I want to see again the places I admired and go to the Monument Valley, the Zion Park and so on.
He went on to add:
The map you sent me showed itself useful and exact. I’d say better than GSM system. I add that all the information and advice you gave me by telephone were precious. Moreover, I appreciated so much the professionalism, courtesy and willingness you displayed.
Thank you kindly, Mr. C! Once again you show us that where there’s a will, and a day, there’s a way to visit the places you dream about. But Mr. C’s account left me wondering just one thing: what was in that “genuine sandwich” anyway? 😉
’til next time, make this day Grand!