Travel Blogs from Grand Canyon National Park
Although we were reluctant to leave the hustle, bustle of Las Vegas we were looking forward to milder temperatures. Hoover Dam is an incredible landmark to the men who designed engineered and brought the Dam to fruition. The history of Hoover Dam is incredible and hard to imagine that such an amazing feat was completed without the technology and …
... trail was not too bad down, dusty but shaded, lots of
switchbacks and had to make room for mule caravans taking dirt down
to repair another section of the trail further on. Of course, this
means mule poop to hike around as well. Amazing to hear more
Spanish, French, and German voices than English. Ooh Aah was a great
view and the coming up was not too bad as this section is shaded in
the morning. After getting some groceries at the ...
... kids got to hang-out with their cousins - going on the Grand Canyon shuttle bus to see some of the views, before going to their grandma and grandpa's hotel to play. When I went to pick them up they were all a'buzz because some Elk were right next to the hotel eating in the hotel parking lot. Those were some big creatures!
We returned to the El Tovar and after hanging out on the balcony watching the clear skies for a while, we called it a night.
Up early to have breakfast. To the small airport for flight over the Grand Canyon. It was fantastic, of course! The flight was 40 minutes and we flew over the canyon in beautiful conditions. Then set the course for Las Vegas, and the end of our tour. Stopped in a little town on Route 66 and into a shop stuffed with memorabilia. Was sad to have to say goodbye to all our travelling mates and Donard the tour ...