Saturday, December 12, 2009

Southwest Tundra Road Trip • Day 5

We decided to take the train to the Grand Canyon. At 9:15 am we prepared to board.

Complete with train robbers...

and outlaws...

We found our seat in the observation deck of the Grand View car.

And slowly the train made its' way to the Grand Canyon.

Totally excited and prepared for hours of photos, we didn't expect snow and limited visibility.

It only took about 30 minutes before the clouds had taken over the canyon.

I'm sure if we could have seen the canyon, it would have been beautiful, but I never saw the other side, or the bottom.

At one point we couldn't even see the closest canyon walls. I knew I was in trouble when I saw the red sky yesterday morning.

We enjoyed what we could and headed back to the station to catch the train.

The engine patiently waited for us in the snow.

And the lights were lit in Williams when we returned.

Not sure where we're going tomorrow. Could be east, west, north or south. Guess we'll know when we get there.

1 comment:

Melaney Welch Moisan said...

I have never seen more beautiful photos of the Grand Canyon -- even if you couldn't see the other side. These are amazing.