Cathy saw these deer in the RV park 1st thing this morning. Check out the 2nd pic that has the buck with the bloody horns. His velvet must have just come off. I have never seen that before.
We had spent the last 3 days going east, then west, then down into the canyon, so this afternoon we decided to walk along the rim road for the couple miles that constitute the center of the park. I thought I recognized these buzzards from yesterday's hike...I'm sure they were waiting for me to falter on the hike back up.
Just a couple last shots.
Cathy thinks it's funny that Ellen and Eleanor are nervous looking at some of our pics.
On Rim Road at the center of the park, they have what they call the "Walk of Time," where they have sample rocks from a gazillion years ago along with info on placards about floods, volcanoes, etc. I thought Emily might to look at some of these...they are really old, and represent rock formations here at the Grand Canyon.
When I think of earthquakes I think of California. This map shows all the earthquakes that have occurred in this area over the last 20 years.
I took these pics just to show Ellen that she could still come to the Canyon...not every road is right up against the cliffs. This is Rim Road that we were on tonight. And I took the last pic just to show that people were really stupid over 100 years ago, too!
Here are some pics just showing how the colors change over a period of minutes as the sun is going down. I love how golden and red the different rocks look when you blow up the pics.
Driving back to the RV Park we got lucky and saw this elk off the side of the road. This was the 1st male elk we have seen here.
So our stay is over. We have loved it! And tomorrow we head out to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert that Marie's friend told us about. We will only be there for 2 days before heading to Albuquerque, and then on to Amarillo and Oklahoma City. The trip is winding down, leading us back to San Antonio for a couple months before going east again.