Desert View Drive and Sunset on the Rim
Trip Start May 21, 2013
10Trip End Jun 02, 2013
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Our next stop was Navaho Point which gave us a great view of the Watchtower
We stopped at one more Grand Canyon Vista before heading to Parking Lot D in the Village. We walked up to the Rim and the Condors were putting on a show. There were three of them perched below the rim right where I remember seeing them in 2000. They all have a number on their wings and these were 13, 23, and J7. At one point there were only 22 California Condors left. Now there are about 400 but this is still not a viable population. They lay one egg every other year, so it will take a lot of time for them to come back. They have the 2nd largest wingspan of any bird, second only to the Andean Condor which we have seen in the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
Derek, Larry and I took a walk along the rim while Erin waited for a call from her boyfriend John. We watched the sunset and the changing colors in the canyon as that happens. It wasn't a great sunset because there were no clouds but just watching the canyon change was beautiful. When Erin was done talking to John we went to the Arizona Room for supper. We all had steaks for supper. Erin, Derek, and I all had filet mignon and Larry had a New York Strip. It was a nice place with linen table clothes and napkins. We had a great meal and then walked back to the shuttle stop and caught the shuttle to our car. We got back about 8:30, not sure what we would do tomorrow as Derek still wasn't feeling great. We left that decision for tomorrow morning.