Hello, I'm back to share a few more photos of our super short but very fun trip to the Grand Canyon in Arizona this March. The south rim viewpoint of the Grand Canyon offers views which are hard to explain but also have some fascinating century old buildings to explore. We didn't have enough time to look around as much as I would have liked. Being part of a tour group puts a real cramp in my style. On the up side, I saw enough to know that I'd love to return here and stay in one of the Bright Angel Lodge cabins ($83 - $188 per night), or in El Tovar which sits just 20 feet from the edge of the Canyon. Sunrise to sunset, it would make for a pretty magical getaway ($180 - $440 per night / book well in advance). Just don't go for a walk in the middle of the night unless you can see VERY well in the dark - it's a 4,000 foot drop!
The El Tovar hotel is rumored to be haunted. I don't actually believe in ghosts or an afterlife but I am a big fan of creepy stories. Old places like these always have some great folklore surrounding them, don't they? Imagination is a powerful thing, especially in a place full of twisted old trees, building ruins, century old architectural details and unique decor like the original wooden eagle pictured above in the Bright Angel Lobby. I felt a little chill looking at the photos of Harvey Girls, the ultra prim and starched hostesses of El Tovar who made a very civilized impression on patrons over one hundred years ago.
I hope you enjoyed seeing more of this place through my lens. Give it a like to let me know you enjoyed it (at the bottom right of this post). - Jill