"Grand Canyon" a place I'd always dreamed of but never thought I'd see! As I stood with tears streaming I had no words that would even begin to describe the feeling of my first view. Magnificent, awesome, HEAVENLY only begin.
We stayed at the Thunderbird Lodge in July of 2012. It wasn't actually my first choice but was the one available when we needed it. It turned out to be PERFECT! I was glad the 1st choice wasn't available. Our room was on the end closest to the smaller more reasonable restaurant, the gift shop, and the studio lookout. The room looked recently renovated and was very nice! Bathroom was small but very modern with Tile floor and walls. Tub/Shower combo had the circular rod that makes seem larger. Beds were wonderfully comfortable. We had a partial rim view in that we were on the bottom floor. You could see into the rim across the Canyon but not down into it. However it was only a few feet to the edge so that you could see all you wanted. Again the view was BREATHTAKING no matter from where you viewed.
The icing on the cake was the ELK who grazed on the lawn nightly and most days right outside our room!! I was also up early one morning on the rim right outside our room and saw a California Condor. I was very glad we stayed at the Thunderbird after I got there.
We took the VERY EARLY shuttle to South Kaibab Trail with Flaslights and hiked down to OOH AAH Point for the most BEAUTIFUL Sunrise I've ever seen. Well worth the lack of sleep!
We also went around to the North Rim. It was Awesome too. Higher and very different from the South Rim. Our travelers were My husband, myself, and our 23 year old daughter. My husband and daughter loved it too! They even took each others pictures standing in front of an ELK!
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