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Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon

Flagstaff, United States

After leaving Albuquerque, we made our way to Flagstaff a little college town in Arizona only an hour and a half out of the Grand Canyon. Its a quiet little town but not without it's charm, and with plenty of bars we could have no complaints! We spent the first day here exploring the whole of Flagstaff, which didnt appear to be that big until we found the route 66 side. Then in the evening we went for a Thai meal with a guy called Pete we met (from somewhere outside Birmingham) and in the process got into trouble with the Sheriff for Jaywalking - although he let us off, which is a good job because the fine is $163 each!! We spent the night just chilling in the hostel after dinner, knowing we had an early start for the Grand Canyon! So the Grand Canyon - it was amazing!! We drove up with hostel and then went through to our first stop to see the hostel for the first time - and since we were on the south rim and I had only previously seen it from the north rim it really was a whole different experience. After a small hike we moved on to our next point to eat lunch and like a school trip learn about the Canyon!! After this we moved again to where the hike was going to be from. Me and Peter decided we would hike only halfway to oo aa Point to make sure we could get back up (imagine how steep in the grand Canyon!) but in the end decided to go all the way down to Cedar point. Something I most definitely regretted on the way back up...I thought I was never getting out of! After we finally reached the top we went round to the desert view point to watch the sun set over the Canyon which again was incredible!! And last night...I was so tired as soon as I sat on the bed I was out like a light! Anyways off to Phoenix in a few hours...

permalink written by  Ruck2905 on November 13, 2008 from Flagstaff, United States
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Grand Canyon today ............Everest next, who knows?! (I'm sure you cant get done for Jaywalking there!)
Sounds like you are having fun, did you manage the walkway that you were talking about?
On your best behaviour please whislt staying with Sunils relatives!!!!


permalink written by  karyn brown on November 15, 2008

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