We Found a Huge Hole in Arizona
Trip Start Aug 14, 2012
51Trip End Oct 25, 2012
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This morning, Eric drove us into OKC so that we could pick up our car
We were determined to make it all the way to the Grand Canyon by morning because we wanted to see the sun rise. Along the drive we stopped for a beer in Amarillo at No Dog's Allowed Saloon and in Walmart in Albuquerque. Besides that, we just drove like mad to finish the 900 mile drive by sunrise. By the time we got to Flagstaff it was already really late, and we still had over an hour drive to get to the South Rim. We were both exhausted and just wanted to get there as soon as possible. Once we got into the National Park, there were no other cars to be seen and we were ready to cruise! Unfortunately, the lack of cars made it quite comfortable for the entire elk population of the Grand Canyon National Park to run amok. We ended up having to drive at the crazy speed of 30-40 mph, for almost 90 miles!
We ended up making it to the Canyon by 4 in the morning, just in time to brush our teeth and make it out the viewing point
We left the Canyon and headed back towards Flagstaff where we parked Senior Liberty in a school parking lot, locked the doors, and conked out. We slept for a couple hours before having to hit the road again. We were headed to Chandler, AZ to visit Amanda's family friend, Korena. We got there and were greeted with a very warm welcome. We showered up and got ready for dinner, we even got to use real shampoo and conditioner and blow dry our hair! Korena's boyfriend, Hugh, met us for dinner. We went to a local burger joint and met Korena's and Hugh's friends, a really fun and nice couple. The food was delicious, and the company was great, but we had to call it an early night because we were tired from the long drive.