Friday, October 17, 2008

Grand Canyon 2008

We left Los Alamos at 8:00 AM, after scraping ice off the windshield of the car.

At 11:30 AM we arrived at the Dancing Eagle Casino RV Park. We had seen the billboards, advertising $ 10.00 per day, full hook up sites. When I went to pay it was $ 20.00, $10.00 with a player card. I went to the casino and got the card. They also gave me a free T shirt.
The hydraulic levelers on the motor home are working again. I checked for leaks on the connections of the new hose, while Doreen was working the levers.
After lunch we went to Acoma, Sky City. Sky City is located on a mesa. Our one hour guided tour was educational and fun. We had a very good guide.

The player card also gave us two meals for the price of one in the casino restaurant. We had dinner there.The prime rib was good. After dinner I gave a $ 10.00donation to the casino. The quarter machine did not give me one penny back.
The debate between Obama and McCain ended our day.

Today we drove to Williams, Arizona. Williams is the gate way to the Grand Canyon. A train leaves from here to the Canyon. We will drive though by car tomorrow.
After setting up the motor home we went to town to buy groceries. Today was also laundry day.

We left at 8:30 AM for the Grand Canyon National Park. The park is located 60 miles North of Williams.
There are shuttle buses in the park, but we drove to all the rim outlooks in our own car.

We also drove to the Desert View Tower, and climbed to the top.The inside walls have Indian designs.

At the El Tovar hotel we took a little rest. The weather is perfect for traveling.

Since I traveled the bottom of the canyon by raft, I look at it differently now.
At the Desert View Tower we sat at a bench, enjoyed the view and our lunch.

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