After we dropped off the rental we headed to GCNP-I am gonna be real honest here the Grand Canyon was not my choice for a vacation destination-but I was determined to make the most of it. I had heard/read of the beautiful sunsets and sunrises in the canyon so I had my sites set on that.
Before we made it the GCNP we stopped in Williams to pick up supplies for the ice chest when we saw this restaurant...
Of course we had to eat there, they served awesome Greek food-the Gyros were out of this world good!
We arrive and everyone is in awe...yes even me...it really is GRAND. Before we could really explore we had to check in-I was lucky enough to score a cabin inside the Park at Maswik Lodge-it was cute,comfy and cozy. You could walk right out your door and see these...
They were everywhere, the guys was salivating...The Elk are very cool... at a distance...they will freaking CHARGE you...they scared the crap outta me-which isn't saying much since I am basically the biggest chicken you will ever meet...
Here are some of the sites in and around the Grand Canyon National Park
We were at the South Rim
This was a California Condor *I think* they tag them
This was a gallery/museum type place (above)
Abby outside our cabin
The El Tovar
There are NO words...just sayin...however notice all the clouds
I would not get that great sunset shot due to the clouds-I had high hopes for sunrise
again no words....
more Elk-this one snorted AND charged
My sweet son who claims he is adopted woke up at 4:30am to
protect me from the charging elk and deer walk with me to the rim to see a sunrise
That's the best shot I got...again with the clouds!!! BUT it was a special moment because Reese walked with me then realized he was freezing and ran to wait in the El Tovar lobby-he came out every 5 mins
to check on me and make sure the Elk weren't trying to eat me and said 'mom, I think it's too cloudy' then ran back in to get warm...
Clouds and Mist
This was on our way out of the park
After we left the GCNP we headed towards Cortez Co-we had many stops along the way and we kept seeing signs like this
Signs like that should be outlawed-the beanies saw the sign and their spending money was already spent-seeing those signs is the equivelent of a kid in a candy store while on a road trip...
We didn't let them spend their money here-why you ask...well it was over priced and made in China instead we drove down roads that looked like this
To visit the Navajo women who had set up lil shops on the side of the road(we were not allowed to photograph them) I felt much better letting the beanies spend their money this way(I know letting and their money shouldn;t be in the same sentence-I had to keep order or they would have spent all their money before we left Tulsa at the airport) These women handmade every item they were selling, they didn't order them from China, slap a $8.99 sticker on it and call it good.
Somewhere near Monument Valley Utah we stopped for lunch and saw this
Then it was on to Four Corners where I encountered sights like this
That would be my son trying to pole dance the flag pole at 4 corners...again NO WORDS...wait maybe he is adopted...i kid i kid
Standing in 4 different states at one time EXCITING I tell ya!
I swear that son of mine is now giving himself a breast exam
We made it to Cortez Co late afternoon Tuesday June 16th-so far we have done A LOT of driving and my feet/ankles are begining to swell-just think about it we left Monday from sierra vista Az(southern part of Az to the Grand canyon-Tuesday we left GCNP and made it to Colorado...
Days 5 & 6 will cover how Eric tried to murder me at Mesa Verde then it's on to Pagosa Springs
My Confession for today: I am SO missing the nice dry heat of Az and the cool upper 70's of Colorado-Oklahoma is hotter than haddes right now!