7:04 am - Tuesday - November 7th - Grand Canyon - 41º F, humidity 84%, wind 2 mph out of the west.....forecast high for today is 57º F......cloudy with clearing skies.......rained last night.
We began our day 114 miles from our ultimate destination for this winter.....The Grand Canyon. We have known we would be here.....God willing, and the river don't rise......since July. I made an effort not to think too far ahead, because when you are already living in paradise (Yellowstone) it seems like bad form to be thinking about the next paradise, no? We have been to the Grand Canyon twice during our 46 years of marriage, but only for a day each time....hardly enough time to really explore, so being able to spend the winter there has really got our juices flowing.
At any rate, we were up a little after 7 am getting ready to cover those last 114 miles and return to the workaday world for a few months. While I put away the few things we had taken out, and dropped the trailer back on the hitch TLE ran down to the local Walmart to pick up a few more things for our cupboards. We do not know how well stocked the store in which we are to work is, so we wanted to stock up a little more on a few of our necessities. As employees we will be getting a 50% discount in the store on groceries, so we are hoping there is a good selection, otherwise we'll be driving to Flagstaff once a month to resupply....we'll see.
TLE returned around 10:30 am, and within 30 minutes we were on our way southward, and after a quick stop at the Shell Oil fuel station to top off our propane tank we were on US-89........
.....within a few more minutes we were passing through the pay station (no charge to us as we are employees) and driving to our RV site for the next few months.....just as we turned into the employee residential area we were met by Scott, who led us to site #2.....we're glad he was there because we would have had difficulty finding our spot.