Monday, Oct 15, 2012 (Day 30) The Grand Canyon

Yesterday was a long day so I did not get started until about 10:00am.  I walked from my trailer site to the bus stop and right along the road just a few yards from the bus stop were two deer eating some grass.   Took the Blue Village Bus to the Village Market Place to take the Red Bus around the Hermits Rest Route.  There are nine scenic stops along the way.  You can get off and another bus comes every ten minutes.  I got off at all the stops.  At one of the stops I overheard a couple talking about being from the Show me state.  I told them I was from Missouri also…turns out they are from Montrose…what are the odds that I would meet someone at the Grand Canyon that lives so close?

I continue to be astounded by the stupid actions of people.  Over and over I see people step over the rock trail barriers to get a better look or a better photo.  Come on…. it is a big hole in the ground….how much closer do you need to be??? Is it worth your life?

I had read about a book before I came and I saw it in the bookstores here in the park so I had to buy it …Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon….gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders…let me know if you want to borrow it….

I went thru the Market Place store, gift shop and the Maswik Lodge.  There is wifi in the Market Place cafe so I went back to the trailer for my netbook and spent some time in the cafe….I also ate dinner…I had roasted chicken….it was very dry…I am not sure how many hours ago it had been roasted….the same with the roll.

One of the bus drivers said he would answer the #1 question he gets asked before anyone asked it…..Where is the glass walkway that goes out over the canyon? …the answer is a five hour drive and it is on an Indian Reservation and costs you about $80.  It is located on the west end of the Grand Canyon and is not a part of the national park.

I heard one of the RVr’s that has been here for a week say that on Saturday they had snow and sleet here.  Today was sunny and in the high 60’s I would say.

Elevation here is about 7000 feet.  Albuquerque was about 5000 feet.

About 6:00pm I went to the laundry facilities and did three loads of laundry.

1 thought on “Monday, Oct 15, 2012 (Day 30) The Grand Canyon

  1. Just waiting for those pictures that you have taken from the very edge of the canyon. Being a medical person, I think that book you bought might be very interesting.

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