Published: June 19th 2013June 19th 2013
Sorry for the lack of updates once again, there was no internet access where we stayed in the Grand Canyon (I guess they want people to enjoy the views).
We travelled from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon on Sunday which turned into a longer journey than expected as one of the roads we were planning to take was closed resulting in something of a detour. Unfortunately our sat nav insisted on taking us down the closed road and wouldn't recommend another route. Fortunately I had downloaded a mobile phone app before we left the UK that included all of the USA roads and so we were able to navigate ourselves. Phew...
We stayed on the north rim of the Grand Canyon in a wooden lodge which was great. The north rim is separated by only 10 miles from the south rim; however the journey from one to the other by road is hundreds of miles and takes around 4-5 hours.
We stayed at the north rim for two nights (Sunday and Monday) before travelling to the south rim to check out the views and take our helicopter trip. The helicopter trip was amazing, although I was a
tad nervous. The worst part was the transition from flying over the forest to all of a sudden experiencing the huge drop as you fly over the Canyon.
We're currently in Phoenix, which is very hot. Around 41 degC during the day and 25 degC at night. Thankfully we have air conditioning!
I've uploaded 27 photos to this blog entry. These include views from both rims of the Grand Canyon, photos from our helicopter trip and some addition ones from Monument Valley. We hope you like them.
We're heading to San Diego today and staying there for two nights before flying home on Friday.
There are more photos below