Hoover Dams and Grand Coñones
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
300Trip End Nov 04, 2008
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Where I stayed
Mather Campground - $18. Very good - $2 Showers 8 mins. Laundry
We really wanted to take advantage of the room so relaxed and had breakfast in it and didnt move out until 11 a.m.
It was difficult to start moving again (driving) as we had settled into the Luxor luxury, but we squashed all our stuff into the car and moved on under the scortching sun. The road first took us along Lake Mead and to the Hoover Dam, which is impressive in itself, but nothing compared to the motorway bridge they are building on top of it. When they finish that the japanese tourists will really flock to see that place.
The trip was not too long (only 220 miles in total) and our final destination was reached just before sunset...Grand Canyon. The sunset at the Southern (or Northern) rim of the Grand Canyon is one of those things that just has to be done...it is just amazing.
Marcos had already seen the Grand Canyon 12 years ago, but Veronika was new to it. Nothing had prepared here for the incredible show. Its impossible to describe, it needs to be seen.
Anyway. We had tried to book ourselves into a motel at the village at the entrance of the national park ($25 entry fee per car for 7 days), but prices were more expensive than the Luxor so we decided to go camping...decision which we really were happy about once the moon came out at night. The silence and skies at the Grand Canyon are just incredible. It was nice to be back in the nature...although the luxury was also appreciated (especially the shower!).
The bad news: we had our first road kill. We are not sure what sort of bird it was as little was left of it after we run it over on the motorway. It was similar to a pheasant and decided to run just in front of our car.