Only one word can describe the Grand Canyon: breathtaking. Although the drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon was a long one, going down historical Route 66 was fantastic. We left fairly early in the morning but managed to get there well into the night. We made a few stops at a couple ma and pa restaurants and shops along the way and were fascinated by the stories each person gave us. An older couple even mentioned meeting some pretty famous people--including Frank himself.
We also passed through a Native Indian reservation and pulled off to a side road to admire some wild horses grazing in the pasture. Not the least bit bothered by us, they reminded us of how very peaceful and wild this country really is and how desperately we need to continue preserving it. We also seen a wild jack rabbit--big ears and all-fast as the wind it couldn't wait to get as far away from us as possible !
By the time we did reach the GC park we were so exhausted we fell into bed at a nearby hotel (Holiday Inn Express) and planned our adventures for the next day.