Visiting the Grand Canyon’s South Rim

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We’re back in Sydney now and, after such an incredible holiday, it’s tough adjusting to normal life!

Now comes the arduous task of picking and editing our photos. Between the two of us, we generated 82 gigabytes of photos. One of our favourite sites, the Grand Canyon, is especially troubling for picking our photos; it was just such a vast and magnificent landscape.

Nearly there!

Largely because we’d come from Lake Powell, we did the East Drive of the Grand Canyon National Park, stopping at each view point. Our last stop was the Grand Canyon National Park Village where we did a portion of Hermit’s Trail walking route.

Here’s a small selection of photos grouped by view points of what we saw (excluding Hermit’s Trail)…

Little Colorado River Gorge

Not technically part of the Grand Canyon, the Little Colorado River Gorge is Native American-owned and operated and is situated just before the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park. The Native American lady at the toll booth asked if I were an “Indian” (as Native Americans get in for free) but we couldn’t lie (nor could we bluff it if she investigated further).

Navajo Point

Lipan Point

Moran Point

Grand View Point


The word? I understand now why it’s the Grand Canyon. It’s a majestic sight to behold. V and I are in agreement that we’ll be back – next time, we’ll be rafting the Colorado River though.

Cruisers Cafe 66, Williams, AZ

For a very late dinner on the way to our accommodation, we had stopped by Williams, AZ to one of the few places open at late at night: the Cruisers Cafe 66. Apparently, the Williams section of historic Route 66 was the last section to be annexed by the newer freeway. That didn’t stop us, or the many other diners, from enjoying a meal there.

We had the Spicy Chicken Wings and the Works Burger, a behemoth of a burger features smoked brisket and a pulled pork patty.


The kitsch interior was heavily themed toward that American era but we loved it. It was a really unique vibe to it.

The word? It was surprising that this place was so poorly rated on Yelp and Urbanspoon. At the late hour we visited (where there weren’t a lot of other patrons eating, instead drinking), the service was top notch. The food, though on the expensive side, was delicious and plentiful. Great selection of beers too.


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2 Comments

  1. Wow!!! Simply a well captured pictures. An amazing place and always been pleasure to visit this paradise. The park has now become a tourist attraction because of its environment and unique landscape. The park is huge with lots of open spaces where you can take your own majestic pictures. The resource http://www.historicalplacesinamerica.com/grand-canyon-national-park/ has maintain some good information about the Grand Canyon. Btw, what camera are you using because the pictures are sharp and clear.

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