Tuesday, April 19, 2011

bus tour to the Grand Canyon

It was a very long day of traveling from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and back again, but so worth it! We passed through Seligman on the old Route 66 and arrived at the Canyon early afternoon. The vastness and beauty of it really is breath-taking. The lookout points have a small fence between you and the drop, but on the Rim Walk there is nothing between you and the bottom of the Canyon.
There are lots of samples of the different rock types spaced along the walk. The stone building is Hopi House, built in 1905 to house Hopi Native American artisans and display their crafts for sale. We saw an elk in the park, and lots of little squirrels, both live ones and a lost toy one.

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