Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Grand Canyon Sept 2010
We took a couple of extra days for Labor Day weekend and headed for the Grand Canyon for a couple of days. The weather was beautiful, low 80's and lots of sunshine. We drove the 500 miles in one day with both of us doing some driving.
We stayed at the Trailer Village Campground right inside the park. It was very close to the South Rim which was great. The campground had full hookups with cable TV. The cell service was great also.
I don't think there is a way to describe the Grand Canyon to do it justice. You just have to see it to believe the scoop of that "Big Ditch". We took a drive down the Desert View Drive to the tower overlooking the canyon.
We also stopped at the Tusayan Museum and ruins.
We did a little tour of the Bright Angel Lodge and surroundings, the lodge is on the rims edge.
We didn't get to see a close up of the Condor's that live in the canyon, though we did see a couple of them riding some of the wind currents in the distance.
Our trip home was two days and we stopped in Needles overnight at the Riverview RV Resort on the Colorado River. We had a site facing the river. Great site, but it was hot and humid, so unless you were in the water you pretty much stayed in your air conditioned coach. The next morning we were up and outa there headed home.
Dogs in river
Hope you enjoy the pictures.