Grand Canyon, AZ We have hit the road again, leaving Las Vegas on rather a strange day – it is a rainy day which is a rare occurrence here. It made for nice driving and gave us some interesting cloud formations to admire. We had hoped to reach the Grand Canyon by sunset so we could watch the colors but, because of the heavy cloud cover, there was no sunset that we could see. Instead, we were treated to a downpour with thunder and lightning. Pity the poor tent campers!