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Trafalgar's Scenic Parks Explorer, June 2013 - Page L

The morning of June 29th, we took a tour of Monument Valley on the back of the trucks that took
us to dinner last night.  Since the roads were not that great once in the Valley, we could not take the
tour in the comfort of the bus.  Not everyone went on this tour.  By the time I got out of the valley,
my white socks were rust color.


Our hotel was located in Utah but
 a short drive away was Arizona.  

After the tour we went back to the hotel
, cleaned up, got on the bus and headed to the Grand Canyon.  
Sunrise as seen from the balcony of our room.  
Haze is still visible
The following photos taken from the back of the tour
truck or when we made a stop.
There was a gathering of some sort in the area.
A family reunion?  Many people on horses on the
road as we headed back to the hotel.
Back at the hotel.  Hotel was nice.  It had an indoor pool,
gift shop and restaurant.
On our way to the Grand Canyon!
Rest stop made in this town.
Rest stop had a replica of Navajo hogan,
small museum, etc.
Taken inside the museum & gift shop at the Kayenta rest
stop.
Grand Canyon.  As you can see, the haze created by
smoke is still present.  We are now in northern Arizona.
Inside tower.
Views from inside tower.
Following photos taken from outside the tower.  
See the haze?  There were fires in the area.
Train that comes from Williams, Arizona.  One
can take Amtrak to Williams then this train to
Grand Canyon
This is our first stop.  We will go to a few locations of the
Canyon before going to our hotel.
When I visited this area in 1996,  there was only this
gift shop/lookout.  There is now a visitor center, lodge,
restaurant, and more.
One of the condors in the park.
An elk
More photos as we were
headed back to the bus.
Found this explanation of tower seen above in book
store / museum.

On the next page, you will get to see more photos of the Grand Canyon and shots I took as we
drove back to Las Vegas.  You will even get to see some photos taken on the famous Route 66.
A magnificent view.  
For a fee, you could be photographed on the horse.
White dots are vehicular lights.