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Apr 26, 2017 - The Grand Canyon

Off to the Grand Canyon via the Hoover Dam today so out of bed early as the bus is picking us up at 6:40 from Harrahs, next door. We found our way to the pick-up point and the bus was on time, a good start. We were the last pick-up and we were then taken to the Grand Canyon Tours depot to sign in, have a coffee and Danish before joining our allocated buses. We headed out of Las Vegas via Henderson, the original town in this area. Henderson has grown so much the two cities are now almost one. A lot of the traffic congestion on the roads in...

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Oct 25, 2016 - Day 38, Tuesday October 11

Our day started with a stop at the Meteor Crater just outside of Winslow. That is one BIG hole. They have a very nice museum and theater that helps the guests to the site understand what happened many years ago to form the crater. They also have maps showing the locations of known meteor crashes around the globe. We learned that early astronauts were trained and lunar exploration equipment was tested inside the crater, as the crater resembles craters found on the moon. We then headed to Flagstaff where we visited The Museum Club (a night...

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Feb 28, 2014 - it was a dark and stormy......day

with apologies to edwin bulwer-lytton, it WAS a dark and stormy day. rain, strong winds, thunder, etc. every westbound car sported a tumbleweed beard. i hadn’t used my rain gear yet on this trip, so it was good to break it out – rain suit, backpack cover, and hiking boots. more in store for tomorrow as well. i’m continuing along route 66, advancing about 10-11 miles a day. i just entered the hualapai indian reservation today, which is home to the grand canyon caverns and the grand canyon skywalk. the caverns are right on route 66 (and i’m a...

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Apr 9, 2013 - An Awe Inspiring Day

Today may have been the most awe inspiring day of our trip to date. It was also very exciting and even challenging for Linda. We visited the West Rim of the Grand Canyon which is owned by the Hualapai Nation and includes the Grand Canyon Skywalk. We found it more colorful than the National Park and less commercialized. The artist used his hammer, chisel and brush to create this masterpiece. If one ever needs confirmation of His existence you need only visit this wonder. Today He also sent both clouds and sunshine so the color spectrum...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Jan 23, 2012 - Grand Canyon Caverns

We are getting ready to head out from Kingman,AZ the heart of "Historic Route 66" and go to Grand Canyon Caverns. We are going to go 210 ft below the surface for a 45 minute tour through the depths of the Grand Canyon Caverns. KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR GOPRO FOOTAGE AND PICTURES !!!! ;)

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Getting' Our Kicks

Oct 8, 2010 - Williams - Grand Canyon via Peach Springs

After being cooped up for three days with the rains and storms, hail and tornado, we were more than anxious and ready to hit the road and begin exploring this area so rich in national monuments, Native American relics and ruins, and many natural wonders. Our game plan was to leave the coach early in the morning, heading west on I-40 and getting off at the exit for us to follow another portion of the Historic Route 66. Then take the route up to Hualapai Hilltop (near the Grand Canyon) and enjoy the picnic lunch I had already packed. We were...

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Jul 3, 2010 - West Rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona

From Las Vegas we drove to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. This is where the "skywalk" is located. The Skywalk is a glass walkway 4,000 feet above the canyon floor. The land and facilities are owned by the Hualapai Indian Nation. They have great tours of their overlooks. The tour takes you first to Eagle Point and to Guano Point, then to the Ranch. They feed you a meal as part of the tour. Eagle Point is named after the eagle looking mountain nearby. Guano Point is named for the bat guano processing facility that used to be located there....

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Aug 1, 2009 - Road Trip to Hualapai Indian Reservation

We didn't do much today, but the things we did were very exiting. We woke up today and looked out our window to see 4 elk grazing!!! They are huge animals!!! We went to breakfast which was good.We were walking back and saw 5 big horned sheep!!! A male, 2 females, and 2 babies!!!Later we packed and were on the road. In no time at all we were on Route 66!! The trip only took about an hour and a half. Daddy predicted that the drive would take 4 hours so we had to wait 2 hours to get our room. While we were waiting we decided to go take a tour...

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May 31, 2009 - join the elders

Check out time at the campground was 11am; we didn't want to leave til 2pm. No problem. This national park is good at handling large volumes of people. We hitched up the car, pulled in the slide outs, and drove to parking lot E, a specially designated parking area for behemoths such as we. As we drove there we passed huge elk, strolling through the underbrush as if they owned the place. Perhaps they really do. Then we boarded a shuttle bus to see the western end of the canyon. You used to be able to drive the whole rim, but this end had...

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Feb 23, 2009 - Grand Canyon - West Rim

A visit to Arizona would not be complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon. The west rim is about 2 1/2 hours from Lake Havasu City so off we went for what we knew would be a long day trip. The worst part of the drive out to the west rim is the 14 miles on a twisting dirt road. We finally arrived at the Indian Reservation and after purchasing bus tickets we took in the sights the west rim has to offer. Kim and Bily were excited to get their first look at the canyon annd Bill and I were glad to revisit the west rim. We decided not to spend...

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Going Down MC's-LANE

Nov 4, 2008 - The Big Day and an Amazing Gift

November 4, 2008 – The big day and an Amazing Gift Hwal`bay means “People of the Tall Pine.” The Hualapai are a small tribe of Native Americans living on a reservation exceeding one million acres along the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. The tribe of about fourteen hundred members lives, mostly, north of our tourist dude ranch. We are here on Election Day for that part of our journalistic endeavor, as explained earlier, to find out peoples reactions to the election. The dude ranch we are staying at features touristy bus rides to the...

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