So we leave Vegas to head to Grand Canyon West. This is where the Skywalk is, in case you didn't figure it out from my previous picture. GCW is kinda out of the way but is most definately worth the ride. I enjoyed it much more than the South Rim, where everybody and their brother were. We drive for what seems like forever on this road that is paved, not paved and then paved again. We finally arrive at the Ranch where we are staying for the night and we all kinda feel like we just showed up in Podunk. It is a ranch. With horses and poop and all that goes with a ranch. Right there. Not exactly what we were expecting. A little more, say, on the rustic side? Anyhoo, we take a few minutes to decide if we want to stay there. It is a tiny room with bunk beds and no tv! Oh, the horrors of no tv for one whole night! What will we do?? Here's a couple of shots of the ranch area.
So we are supposed to sleep here in a cabin. We'll see.... So we decide to head off to the Skywalk that night in case we want to leave and sleep in a chain hotel in Kingman.
The Skywalk was AWESOME!! You aren't allowed to take cameras or anything with you on the Skywalk as
There are no railings or anything on the cliffs edge outside the Skywalk building to keep you from plummeting to your death. It is a little scary with a 5 year old boy that runs and jumps everywhere he goes. But somehow, we managed to keep him from becoming vulture food at the bottom of the canyon. Here are some more awe-inspiring photos that we got.
There is one more place at GCW that you must see while you are there--Guano Point. It is another stop on the bus route. Guano Point was just unbelievable. You have almost a 360 deg view of the canyon and you can see three states. Again, no railings or anything to keep you from
I must sound like a travel agent by now, but I really, really loved Grand Canyon West. The Hualapai Indians were sooo nice and the area is just like nothing I have ever seen. I really won't have much to say about tourist trap Grand Canyon North Rim. If you have to pick one to see, go to GCW for sure. It's nothing short of amazing.
To be continued....
Oh yah--no exercise yet on this trip other than the walking to get to and from. Remember? I don't have any clothes because of my lost luggage......