Today at the South Rim of the Canyon is bus day. We will investigate the western end of the park riding the bus all the way out to Hermit's Rest. We drove into the park, took a bit of a wrong turn, ended up at the Market Place where we snagged a GREAT parking spot. Managed to figure out where to get on one of the Blue buses that would take us to the area of the Bright Angel Trailhead where you get on the Red buses that travel from there to Hermit's Rest. Because it is Easter week and Free week we wait about 40 minutes, 4 buses before us load up and take the other eager visitors out towards Hermit's Rest. Lots of families, lots of foreign visitors, from France, Germany, England, Italy, and others I cannot remember, or could not tag the language. We met a lot of very interesting people standing in lines and on the buses, all with interesting stories. One could ride the buses all day and hear some fantastic life stories.
|Not a bad lunch site, eh???|
We got off at each and every bus stop. At the Hermit's Rest we had coffee. Tired, and totally overwhelmed at the sights we jumped (more like drug ourselves) back on the Red Bus, transferred to the Blue Bus, found Big Butt and headed back to Tana and the fur kids. After a short rest, but still too tired to be interested in cooking anything, we wandered over to MickeyDees for dinner, it is said this is the most expensive MD's in the country. Well, I can say I ate there, at the most expensive MD's. (Is that something to brag about or moan about?? LOL)
Of the 250 photos I found almost 50 that I wanted to share. I know, I know, I hear the painful sighs from ya all! LOL So, I have 2 slide shows, with about 22 photos in each, come on back tomorrow for the "rest of the story". And, now, today's slide show:
* Our second day in the Grand Canyon was April 20, 2011