Fri. Mar. 16
From Walmart heading east to Williams Arizona on I-40, from 3,000 ft to 6,500 elevation all uphill for 95 miles. A little cooler here 74f during the day but 25f at night. Going to take The Grand Canyon Railway to Grand Canyon Village all day saturday should be a fun day.
Sat.Mar.17 GRAND CANYON
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
A beautiful day today (forecast sunny and 74f) starting with a western show by the train station at 9.15 am. Very entertainting and lots of people there. From there we board the train for Grand Canyon Village, 61 miles, 2 hours and 15 minutes. We had 2 seats in the coach car and the train was pretty well full, about 10 cars including a dining car. During the trip the scenery changed as we climbed to 7,100 feet above sea leavel and had free soft drinks and a wandering minstrel singing old western songs(very good). It was stated that Arizona is a free range state, meaning that cattle are allowed to roam freely and if you do not want them on your property you fence them out! If you had to hit one with a vehicle like a train or car etc. you must pay the farmer for the animal! Animal rights.
We arrived at the Village and proceeded to walk to the rim of the canyon. WOW!! what an impressive sight! About 10 miles across here and 1 mile straight down. There was very little in guard rails and some places none at all. Just warnings to stay away from the edge.We walked around some of the shops then boarded one of the free shuttles to Hermits Rest route. 8 miles with about 7 overlooks where you could get off and reboard another bus anytime. Every one was different angles and lighting, truly a Wonder of the World some 270 millions years old. A few places you could see the Colorado River at the bottom and if you look closely a few buildings. All of the pictures do not really do it justice. We spotted some Condors ( huge birds with a nine foot wing span that are a sight to behold).I had exhausted the battery in my camera by taking over 150 photos so we missed of few on the way back.
GRAND CANYON PICS
Sat. March 24,
Before we know it bedtime again.
Sun. April 1
We arrived back in Plattsville at 2:00pm and parked in Jeff’s driveway (the nest) for the night. Many people in town welcomed us home and visited.
Had service done on our coach, filled it with propane and got it out to the farm and parked before the rain started. Then I got ready to run some errands on Wed.
We woke up to a blanket of snow -10c (14F) brrrr and a frozen hot water line. Hopefully we can thaw it out with no damage done. It was very cold with blowing snow. We are quite warm and cozy in our coach thou, no problem there.