Week two of the new feature “Travels……” Following on from Las Vegas last week……
On our two week mini road trip, we had factored in a mix of city stops and walking expeditions. A few days after getting married we left the bright lights of Las Vegas and headed over to the Grand Canyon for a couple of nights.
We were staying in a small town just outside of the Grand Canyon called Tusayan. It was tiny, with just The Red Feather Lodge (where we were staying), a Holiday Inn, McDonalds, Wendy’s, an Imax cinema, the Cowboy Ranch Steak House and a petrol station with store. Everywhere had closed at 9pm apart from McDonalds – I hate McDonalds. It looked like it hadn’t been decorated since the 70’s and the food was dripping in grease. Even after wiping off as much grease as I could, I still couldn’t eat it and went to bed hungry.
The next morning we headed off to the Grand Canyon to watch the sunrise. We arrived there just after 6am and already there were hundreds of people there fighting for a spot with their camera. I was still pretty novice at the time, so I caught what I could – but now I long to go back and get some real photo’s!
We watched the sunrise and then headed off to have a second breakfast before venturing down into the canyon on a walk. There were signs everywhere telling visitors not to feed the squirrels; they were everywhere begging for food. They were all so fat and as we found out when we stopped to eat lunch, they have no problem climbing up your leg and into your ruck sack in the hope of getting some food!
At the end of the day we went back to the lodge to shower and change then headed over to the Cowboy Ranch Steak House. We had the worst waitress in the world and when we asked for more time to order, she literally turned her back on us for 10 seconds and then turned back wanting our order! It’s the only place I’ve been to where I’ve been shouted at for eating my food ‘in the wrong order’! It was an experience to say the least – it makes me so glad that I’m now vegetarian!
The next day we continued with our road trip and headed over to Death Valley ……..(continued next week)Filed under: Travels