I started this entry on my last morning at Ghost Ranch (22nd) and finished it on the flight home (26th).
Good morning everyone. Out here in the middle of nowhere my body springs awake at 5:50AM! It is now 7:41, I've gotten my coffee and found a little internet signal so I thought I'd touch base before I head out.
Our pick-up time is at 8:30AM and we will be taken back to Santa Fe, where I will pick up a rental car and drive north to Page, Arizona. People have asked me how I planned out the trip and I have to put a plug in here for TripAdvisor. My keystone reservation after the Ghost Ranch was the Grand Canyon Lodge, North Rim. My best friend throughout grade and high school, Theresa lived in this area for many years so I sought out her advice about what I should see and do. The first thing on her list was the lodge, but she warned me that it books quickly. By the time I called they were completely booked for the month of July - with the exception of two nights - the exact nights and the exact size room I needed. I laughed and said, "Well, I guess you've been waiting for me to call!" I looked at a map of the region and decided that I wanted do as little backtracking on the roads as possible. With only two ways to get to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon from Santa Fe I picked the most eastern route toward Page. Clicking on TripAdvisor you can enter the name of the city and then click on attractions for that area. Page sits just south of Lake Powell, which is home to the world's largest natural bridge. I will spend the night at Red Rock Hotel (clicked on accomodations and sorted them by price - $44!) and then I will take a boat tour to see Lake Powell and Rainbow Bridge.
I started my journey into jewelry making in 2005 while I was working in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an area inundated with amazing artisans. I started with glass, which led to silver, which led to inlay, which led to joy.