Early on the morning on the 4th of July we took a cab into Williams (from our campground 5 miles away) to the beginning of the railway line. It would be an all day event as the train ride is 3 hours each direction, plus all the time in the park. The train included some good entertainment, and we were even visited by horse riding train robbers on our way back to Williams. The kids had not been to the Grand Canyon before and were awe inspired at the grandiose size of the canyon. Even when looking over the cliffs into it, it still looks like a picture or painting; it just doesn't seem real. It is truly amazing.
|In line to board the train|
|The "Polar Express" car. Have you seen the movie "Polar Express"?|
|View from our seats as we work our way towards the Grand Canyon|
|Sitting at the edge of the Grand Canyon|
|Wow, it's beautiful, and Grand.|
|What an amazing sight.|
|The view from the building in the picture above.|
|Cindy on this rock hanging out over the cliff.....|
|Kevin on the rock.|
|Hiking down into the canyon on one of the trails.|
|Our last view of the Grand Canyon, it's time to get back to the train.|
|Boarding the train for the long ride back to Williams|
|Train robbers on horseback stopped the train on the way back. We saved Kevin....|
|Williams AZ 4th of July parade on Route 66|
In Williams we had dinner, walked the town, went to get groceries and called a cab at about 9pm to take us back to the campground. A long day but very fun (expect for the SPOT tracker incident).