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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Robbed on the Train to Grand Canyon

“You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.”

           -John Wesley Powell

Today another exhausting day, but great fun! We caught the Grand Canyon Railroad 9:15 to see the Grand Canyon. We sure got our money's worth. First off they treat all the passengers to an Old West style shoot out that was actually really well done and funny, then they have western garb guitar playing singers entertain you on the 2 hour ride to the canyon. When we got to the canyon we were treated to perfect warm sunny weather but lots of snow was on the ground still. There were signs posted recommending crampons ( metal spikes on your boots) be used due to the icy trail conditons. We still saw lots of fantastic sights and on the way back to Williams on the train they even had cowboys on horseback chase after the train, board it and "rob" the tourists of any tips they could be coxed out of! When we arrived back in Willams we were greeted by Geoff, an AT "grandson" who drove up from Deming, Nm to spend some time with us. We all went to an great restaurant in an old converted gas station on old Route 66.

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