Thursday, November 3, 2016
The Grand Canyon!
So my friends and I drove to the Grand Canyon. I have been here once before. Twenty years ago my sister Joan, and Kathy and I brought my mom here, because she had always wanted to see the Grand Canyon. So it was fun to see it again, even for a couple of hours.
We got there in the middle of the day, which doesn't make for very interesting light, unfortunately. But it is a spectacular place in any light.
We ended up parking near the El Tovar hotel, one of the classic grand old National Park hotels. We mainly stayed within a short walk of the hotel, and walked along the rim. I had to stop and photograph the canyon every 25 feet!
Some people really seemed to enjoy the canyon, and some people appeared not to be paying attention.
And of course everyone wanted their picture taken with the canyon in the background. So I set up the self timer on my camera and we posed for a picture. Whoops! I never made it in time!
I saw this old timer sitting on the edge of the canyon, and after quietly taking his picture, went up to him and asked if he was part of a performance or something. He asked what I meant. So I said, "Well, you are not dressed like the rest of us!" Then he said: "Well, I am a train robber!" "When the train comes to the Grand Canyon, we stop the train, and board it and rob people." Or pretend to. He looks as if he is left over from years ago. He said it does it because it is nice to get out of the house from time to time.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:57 PM