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... style of hundreds of people making a trip in 3 hours an costing only $2.50... thus the change of the cost of the trip and now making it possible for thousands of people to afford the trip to the great Grand Canyon... The railway had 2 scheduled trips a day to the South Rim and many notable passengers made that trip in the early years of the run. President Theodore Roosevelt, King ...
... motel, holiday inns there were. The bigger well known chains were at the top end, but a bit of a distance from the main town itself, which also comprised of Route 66 running either side of the Main block down the middle. On one side is the railway line, and historic trains & stations. It is here the train takes you into the Grand Canyon. This town had a real western feel to it, with both cowboy & Indian stores. This was a far nicer smaller town than Flagstaff, both so ...
... headed back to Williams for our final night in Arizona.
Highlights of the Canyons:
- Thunderstorms in every national park we visited (apart from Death Valley, but that really is unheard of, it 2mm of rain per year..)
- Seeing the worst parking in the world; diagonally abandoned over two spaces, despite having a small car.
- The number of geographical landforms - heaven for Abbie and her camera.
- Staying on Route 66 in Williams.
- Our gradual decline in ...
... bikers to talk with. Above the kitchen there are 5 Aussie flags and a sign which says "Honk 4 Aussies" so we gave the waitress a Aussie 10c piece to put on the wall with all the other stuff. A quick run into Williams for 2 nights.
At this point I must thank Norm for telling us about the run over Oatman & Sitgreaves Pass and onto Seligman, thank you mate, this run is well worth it, a great ride! The road surface ...
... and the kids were waking up and getting ready for check out. Aria and I went down to the registration desk and officially checked out at 11 am and got some last minute photos of the lobby including one of her touching the famous mounted buffalo-head over the lobby.
We made a short stop back at the Visitor's Center so I could buy yet another coffee thermos - which I couldn't carry with me on my jog. Then we were on our way out of the Grand ...