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Sunday, March 21, 2010

~~~The GREAT Train Ride~~~

We woke up early in the morning, got our showers & took off before the sun came up.







We are headed towards Williams, AZ to ride the Grand Canyon Railway to Grand Canyon National Park. The ride is about an hour & a half to get there but we decided we really wanted to ride the train. We knew we'd be gone most of the day and lucky for us they had a kennel to leave Tiffy in. It was really nice, spacious inside with a door to the outside. She wasn't to happy about it but she did good.










We arrived in Williams around 8 o'clock, took Tiffy to the kennel, went to the restaurant and had some breakfast then boarded the train at 9:15. The train ride really had a western feel to it all with strolling entertainment and a sheriff.







The ride was about two hours long, through the country where we saw trees, snow, cows, Prong Horn Deer & a huge herd of Elk. Then as we headed around the last curve there it was... The Grand Canyon! Now this is our 4th time here and it never fails to amaze me... It is simply breath taking!

It is indeed a wonder and is magnificent.














After we spent around 3 hours there walking around , taking pictures and getting a bite to eat at the famous El Tovar we boarded the train again for the ride home...






Some of the same entertainers were playing their instruments and singing their heart out for us... Then all of a sudden train robbers were riding outside of the train on horses, shooting their guns and stopping the train... We are being robbed! They boarded the train and demanded that we put all our money and valuables in the sack... We gave them all we had left... 25 cents! LOL LOL








It was a fun day and we really enjoyed it but now we dreaded the long, long, long ride back to Tassie... We went to retrieve Tiffy from the kennel and got into the car, pointed towards Tassie and rolled on down the highway. We had watched the sun come up and now in the rear view mirrors we watched it go down...




Until Later... Have FUN, Travel Safe & Enjoy Everyday!

9 comments:

Mike Goad said...

Sounds like tons of fun!

Justine said...

Oh wow, what an amazing sight it is! Would you believe I've never been on a train? Subways don't count, right? LOL

I love that you guys got robbed!

Justine :o )

Gail Durham said...

We stayed at the same RV park when we went to see the Grand Canyon. Your pictures are great!

Margie M. said...

What a fantastic day you all had. We've never done the train trip, but it sure looks fun. How nice that there is a kennel for pets, too.

Have a great week.

Tootsie said...

oh what a fun day!!! what a beautiful set of photos!!! thanks for sharing!

SmilingSally said...

What a fun time this was!

Hootin' Anni said...

The canyon....still just as breathtaking as the first time I ever saw it.....I love it there so much.

Jerry and Suzy said...

We've talked about taking that train, but we've never done it. Is there a way to take a mobility scooter aboard for Suzy? That would be a great help. Loive the canyon pictures.

Love Bears All Things said...

What a great day you had. Thanks for the photos and commentary. I guess today you'll rest up.
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