Scott & Lorraine's California Trip Blog

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Grand Canyon, AZ to Cortez, CO

Stayed in the hotel room long enough to check out "Chris and Betty" on the "today" show. Go Chris and Betty, we are rooting for you. Nice job today.

We then took off for the South Rim, West Side, then the "desert view" to the east, which was very cool.

We then headed east, and each turn produced more to look at and "ooh and aah".

It was 300 miles of great roads and great scenery.

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Today's route

  
Grand Canyon South Rim


Scott looking over yonder

  
Bright Angel Trail - we're going to do this someday!


More of the canyon

  
Exiting the canyon


Navajo reservation

  
Monument valley


Ditto

  
Bull in the road - looking for the cows - food first...


More monument

  
Shadow


Monument

  
The road east


  

Your Comments


8/17/06 Nice

I loved the picture of Bright Angel Trail. that is a walk coming back out. I hope you ahve time to stop at Mesa Verde. they are celebrating 100 years as a park this year.

Ride safe
George Pugh



8/17/06 Acrophobia

I don't think I'd do well at the Grand Canyon. I'd have to stand several feet back from the edges. The pics look great! Stay safe and enjoy that Route 66 comfort food! Try a brain sandwich in Evansville, IA!
Brian H.



8/17/06 How about NO to the brain sandwich

I have brainsandwichphobia, and it has nothing to do with MadCow. Interesting, but I think I will not be eating one.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3969530

Scott



8/17/06 fantastic trip!! FANTASTIC PICTURES!!!

SCOTT AND LORRAINE, WHAT A SUPER TRIP. ALOT OF GROUND TO COVER. I THINK YOU MAY NEED MORE THAN 35 DAYS!! GREAT PICTURES. I DID A SIMILAR TRIP WITH 5 GUYS IN 1981. LONG TIME AGO. BE SAFE!!!!!!!!!!! BRYSON
BRYSON



8/17/06 Chicago the group

Yo! 2072 miles to go. Butta, Canyons of the ancients just west of Cortez CO. looks like a winner. As Chicago said 5822 or 7894 miles that is. OK here goes:

Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Flashing lights against the sky
Giving up I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
Twenty-five or six to four

Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to stay awake
Wond'ring how much I can take
Should I try to do some more
Twenty-five or six to four

Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Searching for something to say
Waiting for the break of day
Twenty-five or six to four
Twenty-five or six to four

Do you think I'm ready to go on the Iron Pony run? Looking at all of your pictures during your trip is making me hate the office!
John



8/17/06 Paul Checking in

Keep your eye on the road Scotty! Very Inspring, the trip of a lifetime!
paul evans



8/18/06 Awesome Trip

Guys..I have been following your blog everday. What an awesome trip. I would love to convince my bride to make the trip with me some day. Ride safe.
Jerry--Altus Partners



 

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