Sunday, 11 August 2013

Great American Road Trip - Day 10

We woke up this morning after a very good nights sleep after having slept with the windows open and letting the cool mountain breeze blow through to find the sun shinining brght.

We set out on the open road headed for the Grand Canyon!

Before getting to the Grand Canyon, we made a stop half-way at an old Flinstone theme park.  This park seems like it might have been quite the site duing its hay-day.  Now however, it was kind sad and dated, but a great place for some good photos, and we had a chance to chat with one of the workers who was full of personality.

We were super excited to reach the Grand Canyon - and had no idea what to expect!

After a quick walk into the park, we found our way to the South Rim walkway which looked like this:

We were blown away!  It was spectacular, and much bigger than I had anticipated.  It was also super cool to see the rain in the canyon (which ocasionally rained on us too).

After taking a nice walk along the South Rim, we started heading north...but first, we stopped at the Mary Coulter Watch Tower, which had great views of the canyon. 

Back on the road again, we started working our way around Kiabab Forrest before reaching the desert again.

We are still blown away by the changing landscape and vibrant colours!

We were feeling like we needed a bit of a driving break, and aroud Tuba City we saw a hand made sign advertising "Dinosaur Tracks".  We pulled off the highway onto the reservation, and a very nice Navajo lady greeted us and took us for a little tour around to show us some tracks fossilized in the ground.  She didn't charge us, but asked us to buy some jewlery from her.  We have no idea if these tracks were legit, but it was entertaining anyways...and the price was right!

Heading back out on the road, we were delighted to see one of the most beautiful sunsets ever before reaching our destination for the night: Page AZ.

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