Monday 16th April, 2018
We had a lovely couple of days hiking at the Grand Canyon. The only problem was thousands of other people were also enjoying the trails making them pretty crowded. I managed to snag this pic just before a big batch of hikers clogged up the trail.
The views were certainly beautiful although a bit hazy.
Next time we want to stay on the north side of the canyon as it’s supposed to be much less crowded.
With some careful planning and good luck we were able to meet up with our good friends Calleen and Jon for a few days. They still live in our old home town of Grants Pass, Oregon.
We all camped in Williams, a small town on the old Route 66.
A celebration dinner for Dean on his 66th birthday.
It was fun perusing all the Route 66 memorabilia. Thanks guys for a lovely get together. It is always great to talk about old times and shared memories.
Just because we are both 66 and traveling on some of Route 66.
We had a nice stopover at the Petrified Forest National Park.
Some of these tree trunks are huge.
The weight of these logs is enormous.
I didn’t find this seat too comfy.
Dean however can find a resting place on any surface.
The colors were amazing.
Parts of the park looked like a moonscape.
Moving on to New Mexico.