Have been bad with my updates since arriving here (sorry about that) but will rectify now.
Well this place is certainly an assault on your senses. I must say (but not necessarily in a bad way).
Today we were up at 5:00am to ready ourselves for our tour of the Grand Canyon. We went with a company called Pink Jeep Tours (and yes their vehicles were pink!!).
They picked us up at about 6:45am and off we went with 7 other people. The weather was clear (and yes very hot – not much humidity though thank goodness).
The Grand Canyon tour consisted of driving to an Indian run facility- as the land belongs to the native Indians – taking a helicopter ride to the base of the Canyon ( a drop of 4000 feet) and then taking a pontoon ride on the Colorado River.
It was absolutely fantastic. The scenery was spectacular (and whatever other adjective you want to use) – when you first drop over the edge of the mountains in the helicopter as you begin your decent to the base that certainly had the adrenaline pumping (I couldn’t bungee jump that’s for sure!).
We saw the skywalk on the West Rim of the Canyon but opted not to walk on it.
We had lunch at another area which provided 360 degree views of the mountains. On our return trip we saw the Hoover Dam (the weather was really hot by this time – so not much standing outside). Amazing structure.
We arrived back at the Hotel at around 5:00pm had a shower and went off to have dinner and a walk around the strip by the time we got back to our room it was close to midnight (I was not in the mood to do this update at that time).
Here are some photos from the day. W