So today has been a relatively long day.
We woke up amongst a bunch of real campers in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Since it's Easter Sunday, nothing good was open including the YMCA, so we headed out early to the Grand Canyon.
Not really a whole lot left to be said about the Grand Canyon, anymore. I seen grander...
The Canyon was well worth the visit and the $25.00 per car entry fee. I was really looking forward to the Skywalk, but the ranger who gave us our pass informed me of the following:
1. It's about 250 miles Southwest of where we were.
2. It'll total between $80.00 and $90.00 per person to walk out for 15 minutes
3. It's PRIVATELY owned and operated outside of the Parks, which left a particularly sour taste in my mouth for some. And...
4. No cameras are allowed on the glass.
So... I guess the view from the South Rim is good enough!
On the way to Phoenix, we also stopped at Red Mountain. A unique monument in the Coconino National Forest, aptly named for its eerily colorful sandstone. Also worth the trip.
Southbound, we also hit Sedona, which while the town is completely tourist, the countryside is uop there with some of the most beautiful and enjoyable we've yet to encounter on our trip thus far. Thanks again for the suggestion, moneypit!
Miles driven: 300
Avg. MPG: 28
Music: PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, and Tori Amos
I'll keep you posted about Phoenix...