Howard Johnson Express Inn - Williams
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- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Williams
... it before - but I have been extremely lucky with the weather - having travelled some 7,000 miles with only two short bursts of light drizzle. That is up until about 1 mile from coming into Williams when it came down in 'buckets'!.
It is amazing how wet you can get on a bike within 1 mile of a downpour.
Anyway - what to worry - ...
... curve in the road all the way to Grand Canyon! The weather was a little cool at 72 degrees, but it quickly warmed up to the upper 70's by the time we got to Grand Canyon at about 10:00. The clouds overhead looked a little ominous, and the forecast was for some afternoon showers.
Undaunted by weather, we headed for the Grand Canyon Visitors Center at the south entrance. We were in luck, because within a minute of ...
... be as unwelcome as the racoons. Alex and I felt that the ring-tailed cat might have visited our tent the 2nd night, as we heard the scratch by our tent when we had trouble falling asleep.
Mooney Fall is our 1st waterfall of the day. 200 footer, a super Wow-er. Climbing down could be daunting, thou very do-able. The ladders/chains could be quite muddy and wet, from the mist of the waterfall. Dan explained to us about Travetine, the ...
... the other side of interstate, it had two big arrows stuck in the ground alongside the old trading post & cafe, last seen in the film Forrest Gump, this had its own u shaped drive back out again. Walnut canyon - winding route through the pine trees up the canyon. There was a toll booth at the entrance charging to go in for on a steep Island trail up around the canyon walls. We looked at each other and decided it was only a photo stop so not worth the time or energy as it ...
During the journey there was live musical entertainment on every carriage. I also made a visit to the Cafe Car which was cool - but check out the photo - that chap really doesn't seem happy to be on our blog!
It's only 60 miles to the Grand Canyon from Williams but the train only goes 30 mph (so you can take in the countryside); so after about 2 hours we pulled into the Grand Canyon station. As we walked to the ...