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Very good breakfast; clean, comfortable room, reasonable place to stay
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We got up at 6 this morning, ate breakfast, and were on the road at 7, once again following the philosophy that early tourism is better, especially in the desert southwest in the summer (beat the heat, beat the crowds)! It's been running above 100F every day since Monterey.
When we got to the park, we looked at the visitor's center (not …
... was finished by 11pm. We then looked into accommodation for Grand Canyon, being a couple of days ahead of shedule. Good job we did, everywhere was fully booked for Saturday night. Andy booked us into Bright Angel Lodge on the south rim of the canyon. So re-think of our plans and stop for tomorrow, back to Flagstaff or Williams and an easier drive of it tomorrow. Now going to sleep to the sound of the Amtrak honking its horn, I wonder if I'll dream we're in our roomette ...
- We made our first stop in Holbrook, Arizona, on our way towards Texas.
- Just half a mile from the nearest gas station, our front right tire blew out! So we got some assistance from a kind local.
- It turned out that the local was a part of the Zuni tribe originating from that area and still knew some of his native tongue, Shiwi'ma, and taught ...
... as we stopped for several photo ops at some of the scenic stops in the park and did some walking to see the sites.
I wish I had longer to enjoy it but we were on a mission to get to our hotel in the Grand Canyon at a decent hour plus I intended to start out early the next day on a hike. So our trip to the "painted desert" and petrified forest was rushed.
... semi-precious metals to be easily obtained). We made several stops (as you can see from our pictures) looking at the ruins of some of the Natives who have long ago "left the building"; gazing upon hundreds of pieces of 'wood turned to stone’ that ranged from minute pieces to pieces to those as big as Volkswagens; AND landscape that would be better fitted for the moon. The area was beautiful in its own right.