We started in the South Rim Visitor’s Center and had to immediately check which national parks ranked above the Grand Canyon on the Parks-opoly game that we had seen previously. (The Grand Canyon is a yellow, which Bill and I agree is shameful. It should be green at least!) We also watched a short movie about the park, and, of course, stayed to the end so James could dance to the credits.
We rode the orange line out to Yaki point, which is on the eastern side of the South Rim, passing the mule corral and seeing some horses too. We hiked along the rim and saw some gorgeous views and heard many different languages throughout the day.
After wandering around one side of the rim, we jumped on an express bus, which took us to the Bright Angel Trailhead. We grabbed some lunch and checked out Kolb Studio, which is where two brothers took some early “selfies” as part of the first photography studio in the Grand Canyon. They photographed thousands of people riding mules as they descended along the Bright Angel Trail. We walked along the trail for a little while and it was really stunning to see the vastness of the Grand Canyon from just below the rim. Bill kept calling for Bobby and Cindy, the youngest of the Brady Bunch who got lost in the canyon many years ago. The next day, we went rafting inside the Grand Canyon!
July 6 - 8 Nevada - Las Vegas & Hoover Dam
July 8 - 9, Utah - Zion & Bryce National Parks
July 10, Arizona - Antelope, Horseshoe Bend, Little Colorado
July 10, Grand Canyon Desert View & Sunset
July 11, Grand Canyon South Rim & Bright Angel Trail
July 12, Rafting in the Grand Canyon & Helicopter Ride
July 13, Palm Springs & Pee Wee
July 14 - 17, Los Angeles
July 19, Yosemite
July 20 - 22, San Francisco
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