Here’s Part II of our Grand Canyon visit yesterday.
Today we visited the Bearizona Wildlife Park here in Williams, but I’ll save it for tomorrow’s blog since we’ll be traveling and won’t have much that is blog-worthy.
We walked further along the rim, just taking in the fantastic scenery.
This is a view of the legendary El Tovar Hotel looking back from Fred Harvey’s Lookout Studio.
More great views.
Around 1 pm we headed back around the rim to the Bright Angel Dining Room to have lunch. Unfortunately, the place was busy so we didn’t get a table by the window overlooking the canyon, but in consolation, the food was delicious.
I had the BBQ Sampler Plate with chicken, ribs, and pulled pork, with two very tasty BBQ sauces, including a Prickly Pear Honey sauce.
Jan had a Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwich on Ciabatta bread.
These people are heading down one of the many hiking trails. They start out along the rim,
then work their way thru the tunnel.
You can take the trail all the way to the bottom of the Canyon and on to the fabled Phantom Ranch
The beginning of the bright green strip is where the Phantom Ranch is located.
Up close, it looks like this. It’s a 12 mile hike down here.
And then another 4 miles along here, out to the edge of the bottom canyon.
I was really surprised Jan was able to do this. She has a real fear of heights so this was a feat for her. I’m really proud of her.
I, on the other hand, am more like this guy. The higher, the scarier, the better. Jan calls it ‘riding that ragged edge”
I call it fun.
Heading back to the train depot, we took a quick detour into the El Tovar Hotel. While Jan was checking out the gift shop, I stuck my head in the main dining room. Talk about nice!
Finally, about 3:15, we boarded our train car for the trip home.
We pulled back into the Williams Train Depot about 5:45 and made our way back to the RV park a few minutes away.
And we had something great waiting for us. Terry had promised to have one of her great Mexican dinners waiting for us. Spicy Chicken Enchiladas, Roasted Shredded Pork Tacos, and Refried Beans. WOW!
The perfect end to a fantastic day!
Thought for the Day:
"Government health care is like a hospital gown. You only think you’re covered".
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