Tuesday to the Grand Canyon

We certainly couldn’t spend any time in the Grand Canyon state without taking a trip up there now could we?

So Tuesday morning we headed out about 9 o’clock and soon found out it’s a lot further “up the road” than it looked on the map.  We stoppped along the way at the little town of Williams, AZ – known as “The Gateway to The Grand Canyon”.  We could’ve spent hours in Williams looking in all the little shops, but we were just ready for a quick sandwich at one of the cafe’s and then back into the car for the rest of the trip up to the south rim.

No sense me going on and on here.  What you really want to see is the pix we took along the way … so enjoy.  Click on any of the individual pix to get an enlarged view. The stone tower, built by Mary Coulter in 1932 was really cool!

NOTE: We WILL be back here at some time and on that visit we will board the train in Williams that departs the station at 9:30 am, then gets up to the Grand Canyon about noon.  Up there you then hop on a park shuttle bus that takes you around all the sites, returning to the departing train about 3pm and back at Williams by about 5:30.  This, I think, would be a more laid back relaxing way of seeing not only the canyon, but also all the magnificent terrain on the way up, (when you’re driving you need to keep your eye on the double yellow line!)

I'm curious ... what are your thoughts on this?