Day 78 - Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona(USA)
Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
141Trip End Aug 17, 2013
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Today we pick up the red route Hermits Rest shuttle bus to explore more viewpoints along the South Rim of the canyon
From here we walk the rim trail walk. We had expected to be separated by railings or a fence from the canyon, but there is nothing. It's yours to explore as you please. Emma and Taya head out onto some stone platforms jutting out, Emma returns with wobbly knees. It's a very long way down. There are very few people on our walk at all, it's almost totally silent - this is added by Dylan not feeling 100% and Taya being asleep, so we can take in the views and take stock of the fact that we are actually in this amazing place as a little family
Dylan doesn't want his roll he created - cheese, ham and jam! and he falls asleep in the drivers seat whilst we eat ours. All weak and feeble today, poor little man. We play stickers and cars in the van after naps, and some medicine which brings Dylan's temperature down really quickly.
Emma pops to the library in town to pick up some wifi to research places to stay in the next two locations on our adventure. Crazy, but we literally can't survive without wifi, our whole lives revolve around it. So different to when we travelled ten years ago and we barely logged onto the Internet, only to send a group email of our progress. A quick shop to stock up, and then back to the campsite for a BBQ. The coals take forever to heat, so we cheat and do the sausages on the hob and the burgers on the BBQ.
The boys do the campsite nature trail into the National forest. Just a stroll through nice pine trees. Speedy bedtimes for tired children.