July 15, 2011
Where I would rather be today: the Grand Canyon
We've been there twice and were somewhat disappointed. Here is the problem. Most of the images that I had seen on TV travel shows were taken from the air. It is not nearly as breathtaking from the ground. For example, you cannot see the Colorado River which flows through the area.
People who visit and see the Grand Canyon from the air via helicopter or small plane are totally impressed. You can also fly there from Las Vegas. Flights are expensive but maybe they are worth it.
My next post will be about the train trip you can book for Williams, Arizona to the Grand Canyon. The travel department at Auto Club in Las Vegas has information, so I assume other AAA offices around the country are also promoting this trip. Getting to the Grand Canyon by vintage train was almost as neat as actually being there.
Photos by Frank Barning