A Grand Experience

15 Sep

That's a nervous smile on my face and a teasing one on Eddie's!

We arrived in Williams, Arizona around noon today and, according to plan, were able to visit two locations on our “touring agenda”…the Grand Canyon and one of the Route 66 towns that is enjoying a revival. This was my first sight of the Grand Canyon and I took some pictures, but most of the time I walked, gingerly, as close to the edge as I could without feeling nauseous or sweaty palmed. My adoring husband made jokes at my expense (and other visitors’ amusement) by suggesting that I stand on the edge and let him take my picture. “Now, just back up a bit, Sweetie.” Very funny!

We have a long drive ahead of us tomorrow to Albuquerque, New Mexico, so rather than ramble on the blog, I just posted a few pictures of  the majestic Grand Canyon and some signage from Williams in this album.  If you ever get the chance, I would recommend a visit to both of these American landmarks.

Mascot of Twisters Soda Shop in Williams, Arizona

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3 Responses to “A Grand Experience”

  1. Dale Moana Gilmartin September 15, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Wowie Zowie! In all our world travels, we have yet to see the Grand Canyon. We are envious! Lisa, you continue to entertain us with your amazing photography and fun, quirky and eloquent commentary.
    Eddie, “You Da Man”! You make it all happen!!!

    Love and hugs and oceans of aloha to you both. (Remember. You always have a guest room with your name on it in lovely Manoa Valley, in Honolulu, Oahu, “The Gathering Place”, Hawai’i. Quisiera cocinar mis tacos dorados hecho con albacora de los dos barcos de pesca de mis amigas in Brookings, Teri y Lori, dulce y perfecto!

    Cada Feliz Navivad, ellas me mandaron cartones de tuna albacora (en lata, o, de hecho, vidrio) a mi casa en Hawaii,. Que rico!
    Nuestra casa es tu casa. Y, si ustedes quieran salir nuestra ciudad pequena, Honolulu, para Maui o la Isla de Hawaii para disfrutar el Volcan o muchos various diverticiones de Hawaii despues…andale!

    (Y yo pueda ser su guia. Por exemplo, podriamos visitemos la casa extraordinaria de la philanthropista Doris Duke, incluyendo una de las mas maqnificas colectiones de Arte de Islam en Todo el Mundo.)

    Hay mucho mas……..

    Dale and Nikolai
    XXXOOO

  2. Aralena Malone-Leroy September 15, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    fabulous photos, Lisa! Williams is on Americana travel list.

  3. Kate Warthen September 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    Wow! It looks like you and Ed are having a wonderful time. The pictures of the Grand Canyon are breathtaking.

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