Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 16 - Monument Valley to Grand Canyon

We drove into the Grand Canyon via the road along the eastern side of the south rim so we stopped at a few viewpoints along the way. First up was the watchtower.



The kids picked up their ranger books and started working towards their badges.


There are also Indian ruins along the road coming in.


After getting lunch we went to the information centre then walked along the rim to the observation centre. Talking to the ranger Hubby realised we had gained an hour so we went back to check-in to our room before attending the ranger led nature walk.


We had an awesome guide and a very small group. As we were walking up the path we came across some elk.


The kids completed their junior ranger badges and as we walked back to the station the ranger came with us and chatted to the kids on the way. Big Girl would like to be ranger when she grows up.

Watched the sun go down ...



then finished the day with tea at El Tovar.

Day 16 photos HERE

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