Grand Canyon National Park
Oct 20, 2014
|HELLLOOO from Grand Canyon Camper Village just outside Grand Canyon NP! We were unable to obtain an RV space at Trailer Village in the park as they were all booked up when we called a week ago! Our bad!
We drove to several points along the South Rim today to view the canyon, snap photos for the blog and walk Bear. There were so many tourists! When we were here in Dec 2007 when there was snow on the ground, were other 3 rigs in Trailer Village, a handful of tourists and empty parking lots. Today it's warm (high 60's), Trailer Village is full, there are cars, busses and shuttles galore filled with tourists and few empty spaces in parking lots!
The Grand Canyon is very wide, deep and colorful with a river (that's hard to see) running through it. When we first visited in 2007, Scott saw the canyon and was enchanted. When I saw the canyon my first thought was, 'It's a big ditch..."
This visit Scott remains enchanted with the canyon and when I saw it reminded me of Kim Kardashian. Why her? There's a current TV ad running featuring Kim appearing in a sitcom. She appears to have been squeezed at the waist resulting in ginormous boobs and a bountiful booty. I have no idea why she is a celebrity; she's one of those who are famous for being famous.
Likewise the Grand Canyon is a celebrity in the national park system for its outsized proportions in terms of width, depth and length. Tourists love the Grand Canyon, flock from scenic point to scenic point along the rim and I'm happy the view of the canyon makes them happy. But as I said, I don't get the GC's appeal, but that's OK as there are lots of trees, birds and critters to see and paths to walk.
Our Grand Canyon Area Critter Count:
Mule deer: 3
Elk: 10 (2 in RV park, 7 in park and 1 resting (eternally?) on its side by the road)
Squirrels: 2 (running dark squirrel with white tail in forest, flat gold squirrel on road)
Note: the unfortunate, not nearly fast enough, flattened but perfectly intact golden squirrel was on its' back with legs outstretched as if it were waiting for the CSI Squirrel Squad to make a chalk outline and gather evidence.
This is our farewell post! We leave tomorrow for Prescott, AZ to visit Scott's friend, then on to Pismo Beach and them home.