10.14.15 From Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon

I am still in the process of getting use to my new responsibilities with RVillage and we are still at my boss’ house in Arizona. I had a couple of frees hours today so I thought I’d start the catch up of our journey!  We now plan to be back in Louisiana by October 29th so we can go to our church’s Family Fall Festival with Chip and Madisyn.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – The drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon takes you from Nevada into Arizona then into Utah then back to Arizona. These mountains really make a straight drive any where unheard of. The scenery changed a lot along the way and here’s some photos of that journey. 20151002_085744 20151002_090058 20151002_090242 20151002_092030 20151002_100137 20151002_100239 20151002_100658 20151002_100857 20151002_101530 20151002_102019 20151002_111908 20151002_112214 20151002_112329 20151002_114531 20151002_114646 20151002_114920 20151002_114926 20151002_115252 20151002_120317 20151002_120605 20151002_122431 As we got closer to the North Rim there were more huge pine deep green trees and a lot of gold shimmering Aspen trees mixed in. Quite a difference from the desert look going on in before that in Nevada and Utah. 20151002_131632 20151002_131648 20151002_141134 20151002_141510 20151002_141632 20151002_143319

Here’s some videos showing our drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon.

Next comes the Grand Canyon North Rim and then Grand Canyon South Rim. Two totally different places in most all aspects.

The North Rim is much cooler, more beautiful tall trees along the roads, not any visible animals that we saw, and can be seen in 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace and for some reason it is not at all crowded.

The South Rim is still cool but not as cool as the North Rim, not nearly as many trees but lots of bushes with flowers, several elks were seen and we only saw a portion of it in about 5 hours at a brisk pace and it is crazy crowded! Several big shuttle buses travel several different routes to all the spots where you can see different parts of the canyon.

Roy developed a habit of saying “Yep another big hole” when we’d look down from a new location. He was affected by his beauty but that’s his sense of humor!

I did a lot of research on where to stay and other information about the Grand Canyon. While there is a lot out there, until you actually go there the published information just doesn’t connect.

I wouldn’t mind coming back here sometime and planning a week of short day outings to see more of it.

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10.06.15 Checking out for a bit

Tuesday, Octob er 6, 2015

Hi all!  Just wanted to share that I’m stepping back from posting our travel blog for a week or so.

I’ve been offered additional work time with RVillage during the week and I start tomorrow.  I want to devote my time to that so that I learn what I need to do and how to do it well.

My laptop screen broke (my fault) and Roy ordered a new one.  It came in and is not working correctly so Roy is working on it.  I’m using other computers and find that trying to keep track of RVillage work, blog posting and facebooking on different computers is more than I want to do right now!   Hopefully I can get a new DELL laptop ordered soon!

We had a fabulous time at the Grand Canyon which I will write about when I come back into this little blogging world.

We are currently parked at my boss Curtis’ house in Casa Grande, Arizona.  We’ve loved our time getting to know him in person and I don’t think we’ve scared him off!!  Always a good thing!   Curtis sang with the New Christy Minstrels years ago.  He just came in here and played a few songs for us.  What a treat!!!!  What a blessing his has been to get to meet him in person and get to know him better.

20151006_140834Curtis is leaving for an appointment out of state in a few hours and we offered to keep his little doggie Augie while he’s gone.  Don’t remember exactly what type of dog Augie is but he looks like white fox terrior.  He likes us and has 2 acres here to roam during the day so we’ll have fun and hopefully take excellent care of the boss’ dog while he’s gone!!!  It’s very nice here, he’s on a lake with a boat dock and an amazing house and he has RV hook ups we will use once he disconnects his Prevost bus from them.

20151006_094548 Roy and Augie bonding!  20151006_111930 I’ll say see ya later and leave you with some of the views we are enjoying here!

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