Arrival at the Grand Canyon
We have arrived! It was a windy drive to Flagstaff but got better after that and by noon we were at the Trailer Village Campground in the Grand Canyon Village. It wasn’t too busy when we arrived but later in the day there were many RVs arriving. Its not full but definitely busy. Our site was an easy pull through and as level as we’ve had in a long time, no blocks necessary. Once we got set up we decided to get the lay of the land so we hopped on the shuttle bus and headed to the visitors center.
|John's first view of the Grand Canyon|
Instead of going in the visitor’s center right away I wanted to give John his first view of the Grand Canyon. I have been here once in 1977 on a girls road trip when I was in college and John has never been here. There are some things that just make a deep impression on you, one that you never forget and for me the Grand Canyon was like that. So off we went on the short walk to the rim. It is a busy place but we got a spot on the railing and all John could say is “Wow”. We walked along Mather Point and he mentioned how difficult it is to believe the scale of it all.
After a short walk we went back to the visitors center. The film they show had already started so we decided instead to hop back on the shuttle and go down to the Bright Angel stop. It is hard to believe the number of people here in March. Everyone told me it is always busy and they are so right. So many different languages being spoken too. I know they bring tour buses in from Las Vegas every day. We got to view the canyon for a little while from here too but then decided to head back home and just chill for the evening. Moving day always wears us out.
I baked a pizza from Trader Joe’s; their Roasted Vegetable Pizza. I added some goat cheese to the top and it was the best pizza we have had in quite awhile. We will be picking up a couple of these on our next Trader Joe’s shopping run. I hear there is one in Prescott now. As we ate we looked at our maps and information and made somewhat of a plan. Tomorrow we will take off on the rim trail for a long hike, probably starting out at South Kaibab Point and then just going as far as our little legs will take us. We want to acclimate to the elevation a little before we try a couple more strenuous hikes. There also is a multiuse trail that we can bike on so we definitely will be checking that out this week. There is plenty to keep us busy, its going to be a great week.