June 20, 2009

Day 6 - Grand Canyon

I woke up today feeling a little weird. Not sick, something just didn't feel right. I think it might have been that we had stayed overnight at nearly 7000 feet and the altitude got to me a bit. But as the day went on, I began to feel better, so I was able to enjoy the canyon.

When we got to the Grand Canyon parking area, the skies darkened and it started to drizzle. By the time we got to see the canyon, here's the view we had:

So we spent a lot of time checking out the visitor's center and the bookstore, while using the restroom hand dryers to dry ourselves off in between. But as the day went on, the rain moved on and the blue sky and sun came out. We checked out a few spots, like the Yavapai Observation Station, then we transfered to the Hermit's Rest route, where we checked out Mohave Point:

Then we went to see the Abyss:

Nearby I saw this cactus flower:

And of course, here's a view of straight downnnnnnn.....

Only saw two animals all day, a squirrel and this raven chick:

We thought we'd have enough time to visit Sedona but we spent so much time at the Grand Canyon, we didn't have enough time. So, a change of plans for tomorrow. Instead of heading off to New Mexico, we decided to go back to Sedona and see the red rock country.


zelda h said...

Glad it cleared up! Take your time and have fun in Sedona.

Tammy said...

I'm so jealous! I have yet to make my way to the Grand Canyon!!