Today was the train ride to the Grand Canyon. The steam locomotive takes a little more than two hours each way to pull the train the 65 miles from Williams, AZ to the South Rim of the canyon. We paid a little extra (a lot, really) to ride in the 'dome car,' which offered two primary benefits: a terrific view in all directions, and no young children incessantly demanding to know if we were there yet.
Once there, we had almost four hours to walk around and take pictures. It's easy to take good pictures of something as spectacular as the canyon, but it's hard to select which ones to load up to the blog. On this laptop, it's also hard to tell if the colors are correct and do the other edits I normally do before posting pictures, so these may not be up to my normal standards.
Somewhere down below you'll also see the great beef brisket lunch I had at the Arizona Room. Amazingly, what with us being pretty much captive customers, my lunch (including the salad) was $11.50, with only a 10 minute wait for a table.
Without further ado (in other words, I'm drag-ass tired and the hot tub awaits, hopefully to alleviate some of the aches and pains I brought back as souvenirs), here they are: