Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day 3: The Grand Canyon

After discovering that you must have a reservation (or get there earlier than we did) at the Grand Canyon in order to camp there, we ended up camping in beautiful Kaibab National Forest.  I would highly recommend this campground to any family, except that there was no electricity or running water other than a pump.  However, we all loved our first night in the tent!

The next day we toured the south rim of the canyon.  The pictures below are in no particular order, as I am blogging from the iPad and don't really know what I am doing.  :)

We saw elk (above), deer, rabbits, lizards, and many birds.  George was so excited to see his first elk!


The Grand Canyon was so much better than I had expected!  The pictures of it are good, but they don't really do it justice; the canyon was just so deep and wide.  I guess that's why they call it the GRAND Canyon.

Got sunglasses?

Mommy and Daddy

Sweet William

After taking a short hike along the rim we drove on through the Navajo Nation.  We could not find a place to camp so we planned to stay in a hotel in Kayenta.

(Okay, typical trip story here: Kayenta only has three hotels--the trashy hotel, the chain hotel, and the interesting-looking hotel.  We passed the trashy hotel by; we tried the chain hotel, only to find that there was no room at the inn; and in desperation we tried the interesting one.  Lo and behold, there was one room left, so we took possession of it.  It was tight, but it was great.)

All of that was yesterday.  As I write, we are driving to Four Corners, and then we intend to camp at Mesa Verde, but judging from our success rate we may or may not find a campsite :)

Check back for more updates on our crazy western journey!

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1 comment:

seven said...

Beautiful pictures! Love the family one. We only have five children and getting a good picture of us all is tough Happy traveling!