Friday, August 15, 2008

Day 2 Road Trip- The Grand Canyon

Ok I had to mark all my blogs at read. Sorry!! I'll make sure and respond to all the new posts :) There is just no way I can make up for all the time I was gone without sitting here all day.

I just got back from shopping with my mom. It's been awhile since I went shopping with her. I forgot that she has to go up and down EVERY AISLE. I'm much more of a go in and get what I want and leave type of gal! We went to lunch too which was nice, especially since she paid because I drove :score:!

Anyhow Day 2 of our road trip!!

We got up early and were in the "continental breakfast" line by 6:00. We were sad that they didn't have the waffles out yet until we realized that breakfast didn't even start until 6:30 lol. Eventually they brought out the mix and Sarah made us all waffles. Umm yumm I love waffles!

Then we went and gased up at this little gas station on Route 66 that we had noticed the night before had lower gas prices than anyone else. We drove up and realized they had REALLY old tanks (no credit card slots!). Some guy came up and told Sarah he'd pump her gas. I went inside to get some drinks for the road and the owner "Eddie" showed me a bunch of pictures from the "good ole days". Apparently he's been there forever and they had used his pick up and station for an old Bigfoot movie. COOL. Wish we would have got a picture of the gas station.

Here is looking down the main drag of Route 66 before we left.




Next on the agenda was the Grand Canyon! None of us had ever been there. I always thought the drive there would be all dry and rocky, and that you would just drive up and be there, kind of like the side of the road type thing.

Um no!



$20 a car to get in! Tons of trees on the drive up there. It's a big tourist attraction/park. We pulled into the first parking lot and trecked over to the outlook. TONS of people.



We snapped some pictures and then decided to head down a bit to another spot.





Not crowded at all, much better.

I fell in love with the little cabins they have that you can rent there. Maybe some day we can go back and stay in one.




We tried to eat lunch in the big lodge but we were too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, so we decided to just eat on the road.



Look at this cute heart that was in the wall along the canyon walkway.




This squirrel was getting lots of attention for being so cute.




Back on the road!Pin It

3 comments:

April said...

Hi Julie!! I loved your pictures! I have lived in AZ for 23 years and have never been to the Grand Canyon. I have been to Williams and Page and close to the Grand Canyon, but never actually there. Looks like you guys had a great time!

Molly said...

That looks lovely! I have been all over America except for the Grand Canyon! One day I will take Ned there.

Gina said...

Fabuloous photos.

Love and hugs gina xxx

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