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The Grand Canyon at last!

18 April 2015

sunny

I have been feeling bad that our list of things we have seen in the world did not include one of the United States biggest attractions, the Grand Canyon. Fortunately for us our friends Chris and Christina live only a couple hours away and were willing to show us the sites. We even got an added bonus to the day with a stop at Bearizona in Willams, Arizona. The park has a drive through area with bear, bison and wolves but also a walk around area with lots of other animals. There were three baby bears that I couldn't take pictures of but were adorable and playful. We had a hard time walking away from their little den.
wolves

wolves


wolves 2

wolves 2


wierd looking bird

wierd looking bird


ugliest guy in the park

ugliest guy in the park


porcipine

porcipine


otter

otter


Mules

Mules


juvenile bears playing

juvenile bears playing


Christina petting a baby goat

Christina petting a baby goat


Chris and Christina

Chris and Christina


Bearizona

Bearizona


baby bison

baby bison


We tore ourselves away from the baby bears in the interest of getting a hike in at the Grand Canyon. We settled on doing a portion of the Bright Angel Trail which is one of the most popular. As luck would have it the weekend was free entry so it was quite crowded. Because we arrived in the afternoon we didn't get to hike the entire trail but I felt fortunate to have seen this wonder and plan to return.
With Smokey the Bear

With Smokey the Bear


First photo of the Grand Canyon

First photo of the Grand Canyon


Bright Angel Trail

Bright Angel Trail


Beautiful day for hiking

Beautiful day for hiking


Curt hiking

Curt hiking

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon


hikers warning

hikers warning

it goes on forever

it goes on forever

On the trail

On the trail

tame squirrels

tame squirrels

The Bright Angel Trail

The Bright Angel Trail

What goes down must come back up

What goes down must come back up


The pizza place right outside the park called our names so we gave in but while there noticed we had buy one get one free coupons for the National Geographic IMAX Movie about the history of the park. It turned out to be less than stellar but ya win some, ya lose some.

Our final stop for the day was back in Williams at Poncho Magilacutties for Mexican. They had wine called the The Traveler and also t-shirts with the logo that Christina and I had to have! What a great day!

Posted by ErinDriver 17:43 Archived in USA

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