Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Free breakfast began at 6 a.m. at our hotel this morning. We were there at 6:20, sharing the dining room with a huge bus full of Japanese tourists. And to think we thought we would be some of the only ones there that early! I guess they were all getting an early start as well.
We were ready and hitting the road by a little bit after 8:00 a.m. Before leaving, though, we did take a few pics of the view from our hotel. (Not our room. Our room had no view.)
A few hours later, we were pulling into Grand Canyon National Park.
Our first stop within the park was at the watchtower, which also provides the first overlook to see the canyon.
We killed some time by having some lunch at the Yavapai Cafe, then took one of the free shuttles to the rim of the canyon.
We relaxed in our room for a while, playing with Nora, who was being hilarious and so much fun. Once it was time for dinner, we caught a shuttle to the rim again, and ate at Bright Angel Restaurant. After our meal, we took a few minutes to take a couple more photos before heading back to our room for the night: