The Grand Canyon
Trip Start Jun 13, 2006
177Trip End Jun 12, 2007
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On the second day, we drove up to the south rim of the Grand Canyon (the north rim is meant to be good but the south rim was closer!)
Alex: The pueblo dwellings were very interesting, it kept making me giggle though as they were always referred to as prehistoric and they are only 800 years old - I think what they meant is pre-columbian. It was a shame we didn't get to go to Mesa Verde but another time. The Grand Canyon is spectacular though - just massive. I'm glad we went inside even if it was just a little way, it really gives you a different perspective.
One thing Dean didn't mention was the hostel. It was lovely all done out in a 50's style and they picked us up from the bus station in a Pink Cadilac, the only problem was the trains. The rail line was 50 metres away and the trains went past every 30mins. Those of you who live near railway lines will now be saying "big deal" but the American trains don't just chug along through towns, instead, because there are no barriers to stop people wandering onto the tracks, they travel through with there horn blarring out and they are loud - ear plugs helped on our second night there!