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Aug 29, 2019 - 23rd STOP - Grand Canyon

8/29/19 - Left Page, AZ this morning. Drove down US 89 to US 64 and to the Grand Canyon RV Park. Went through some incredible passes on the way. Took 2 pics of the valleys on the way when I found a place I could stop. Decided this is not the Park we stayed in 2003, but it is really nice. Concrete pad and enough room for two autos. Our friends from Alpharetta, GA were waiting for us at the Office. I grilled the Elk Tenderloin we bought in Jackson Hole and it was magnificent again. The best piece of meat I have every had. 8/30/19 - After...

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Nov 30, 2018 - Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon.

So awesome to experience 60 degree weather today in Arizona. Last weekend we traveled to Page AZ, staying at Lake Powell's Wahweap Campground. Lake Powell is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. We were one of only eight RVers in the Campground. It was obvious to us that this National Recreation Area is a busy place in the summer. There were hundreds of rental houseboats and plenty of small coves and canyons to explore. It is strange to see a Lake in the middle of the dessert. Lake Powell was created when Glen Canyon Dam was...

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Oct 20, 2016 - South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

We caravanned over into the Grand Canyon National Park with Carl and Donna Andersen on Thursday. GCNP is a massive park, 126 miles long and about 30 miles wide at its widest point. Visitors concentrate around the visitor’s centers, prepared vistas, and facilities in a 35 mile section of the South Rim and 12 miles of the North Rim. The South Rim is at about 7,000 feet and is open year-round with light snow in the winter, as opposed to the North Rim at 8,000 feet, open Mid-May to mid-October, 10 degrees colder and closed by snow for half the...

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Sep 28, 2016 - Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon wasn’t what I expected. Well, the South Rim anyway. We’ll do the North Rim as we make our way back from Mount Rushmore. Don’t get me wrong, the scenery is mind-blowingly spectacular. Absolutely beautiful. But, the set-up is all very, very organised. You park your car in a car park and take a shuttle bus along the scenic road. You can get on and off at designated spots. For me, it was one step away from being a theme park. Anyway, despite the very organised approach to moving people around, Tamara and I did some short walks...

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In the USA 2016

Feb 19, 2016 - Grand Canyon National Park

Now for a total change of pace. We left glitzy Las Vegas this morning and headed down US-93,down through Boulder City and across the Colorado River and into Arizona. We continued to I-40 and then headed East to Williams where we turned North on AZ-64. It was about 5 and a half hours and 278 miles. We're staying inside the park at Trailer Village RV Park. We're about a mile from the Visitor's Center on the South Rim. We'll be here for 3 nights. Our first morning and Marley is hearing things outside and barking. This is NOT the norm. Usually,...

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Oct 5, 2015 - Grand Canyon NP

Grand Canyon National Park is the 15th oldest national park. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the park is located in Arizona. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park covers 1,217,262 acres of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties. Grand Canyon National Park was named as an official national park in 1919, but the landmark had been well known to Americans for over thirty years prior. In 1903,...

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2015 RV Adventure

Aug 25, 2015 - The GRAND CANON at Last - Brandon what?

Well it has been way too long since I got around to updating this blog. My apologies to any readers. After we got to finally view the Grand Canyon from the North Rim Viewpoint Brandon unfortunately decided he did not like the Grand Canyon! Words from the mouth of our 15 year old! It was very disappointing to hear that and when questioned as to what and why not Brandon said it was because the Grand Canyon was not a single canyon but whole group of canyons! I could not persuade him otherwise so I knew that the rest of our time to view the...

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Jul 26, 2015 - The Ascent - The Bright Angel Trial, from Phantom Ranch

G’Day, Campers… I hope everyone is feeling adventurous today. Thinking back on what we've seen during these two days in the canyon... I was reminded of a quote from Lao Tzu: "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." The Grand Canyon truly embodies that statement, and it also accurately describes this hike. In our last entry, we’d made it to Phantom Ranch for some dinner, and a good night’s rest. This entry begins at 6:30 AM, with our clothes and boots dry… and our bellies full of pancakes, eggs, and bacon! (Cindy didn’t...

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May 14, 2015 - Tourists for a day

Hello again, Campers! Been waiting long? Yeah, I know the feeling... uploading photos here is like watching cold honey run down a wall... one drop at a time. My apologies, I tried to make it worth the wait. Having lived here for some weeks now… we decided it was time to be tourists. We also wanted to try the free shuttle system, not only to see different places in the park, but to enable us to better advise tourists that visit our store. (And... we wanted to time how long it would take us to get to work by bus, should we decide to do...

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Sep 9, 2014 - Arizona, Monument Vallee et Grand Canyon

Allo a Tous, (desoler pour les accets et conjugaisons de verbe, clavier anglo) Le Grandiose Parc National Grand Canyon. Oui gigantesque ce Canyon, pour cause, ils l,ont batiser Grand Canyon. Impressionnant autant au coucher qu,au lever du soleil. Par le positionnement de celui-ci, les jeux de lumiere, les ombres, la perspective de profondeur du Canyon, ses falaises a l,infini ou y coule la Riviere Colorado. Des millions et des millions d,annees d,erosion pour le fassonner. Ils ont de tres bon diagrammes et petits films pour expliquer ce...

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Apr 15, 2014 - Grand Canyon Day 2

Woke up around 7am to start getting ready for our day at the Grand Canyon. After getting dressed and leaving our luggage packed to be picked up by the railway, we headed to the Maswik Cafateria. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits, oatmeal, orange juice, milk, etc....we were set for the rest of the day. After breakfast we walked to the Bright Angel hotel where we picked up the free shuttle to view the rest of the Grand Canyon. We stopped at many points. Because of Brian's knee, the group walked alot of the rim while he rode the free shuttle....

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Apr 14, 2014 - Grand Canyon Day 1

Arrived at the Grand Canyon train station just before noon and walked up to the rim for our first views of the canyon. It was Aidan and Emmas first time here and they both were amazed. We went into the El Tovar to use bathrooms before beginnng our Trail of Time walk around the South Rim. The Trail of Time is a 1.3 mile hike along the south rim of the Grand Canyon, beginning at Grand Canyon Village and ending at the Yavapai Geology Museum. Along the hike we experience the creation of the Grand Canyon via informative signs and rocks spaced...

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