Turquoise and Alpaca

We stopped on the way to the Grand Canyon at a gift shop that sold all kinds of turquoise and alpaca items.  The main reason we stopped was because of the sign advertising the clean restrooms.

It was a cute shop and the person running it was very informative and friendly.  If you ever find yourself between the grand Canyon and Vegas, make sure you stop.

Random spot in the desert

We stopped here because it was a beautiful spot to stop.  The Joshua trees were abundant and everything else is just gorgeous about it, other than the street signs and road. This is a second spot in the desert.  We stopped because it was a scenic outlook.  I am uncertain about why there’s a random pickle out there.  Someone knows, I’m sure.

Grand Canyon

We went to the Grand Canyon and did the full self guided tour.  The zipline area was closed for the winter, but we weren’t planning on doing that anyway. This was the first stop.  All of the stores were closed, so we moved on quickly. We got back on the shuttle bus and moved along toward the next stop. The shuttle driver pointed out the head of the woman kissing the nose of the horse’s head. I am terrified of heights so when we got to the next stop, I did my best to take a look at the canyon.  I did more looking than photo taking. We went on the Skywalk.   We couldn’t take personal belongings with us, so we couldn’t take photos.   The Skywalk is in the background here.  It was three inches of glass that you walked on to look down into the canyon.  I hung on to the edge and did ok until a group of people walked by me quickly and it bounced a little.  I am glad I did it, but it was scary. This was the view from our table at lunch.  Gorgeous.

A Broken Gas Station

On the way to Las Vegas, we went to a gas station that had several out of order pumps. I pulled into one that didn’t have an out of order sign on it. The card reader had a note on it that said I needed to pay inside. Fine.

I moved to another pump. Same thing. Ok. I’ll go inside. The sign said, “door broken. Use other door.” Under that was “now hiring. Technician.” Let’s hope the technician can fix pumps, card readers, and doors.

Road Trip!

A friend and I drove to Las Vegas. We didn’t really have a timeline, so we drove until we needed to pee, needed gas, were hungry, or saw something interesting. It took longer than anticipated, but there was no stress because no one needed to be anywhere by a certain time.

I’ll be posting more about the trip over the next few days.