5 Feb - We got up at 5:30am this morning to catch the bus at 6:10am to the Grand Canyon. Our first stop was the Hoover Dam where we had to go through a security checkpoint. A guard came on board and searched the bus for illegal stuff. Once he gave the clear signal we drove over the Hoover dam bridge and had a photo stop on the other side.
After about another 1hour drive we passed the historic Route 66 along which we drove on for a few hundred kilometers. We also got off at a little town where we got a lunch pack.
We arrived at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon around noon. It was snowing outside and cold. Everything was, yet again covered in snow. We walked down to the viewing platform and we were surprised by the beauty and magnitude of the Canyon - It really was breathtaking! An interesting point about the canyon is how many people have fallen into it and even now in the area where we visited there were few safety barriers.
We were allowed 4 hours at the canyon so Dan and I decided to go on the walk back to the hutts where the bus leaves from for Las Vegas. Everyone took the shuttles to the hutts but we walked and saw amazing views of the canyon which would be missed if you were to shuttle instead. We had some great photo opportunities which we used :-) The canyon was way bigger than we expected, any photos you may have seen just don't do it justice, neither do ours.
At around 4pm the bus left and we returned to Vegas at 9pm where the bus driver dropped us at the Greyhound bus station for our final journey to Los Angeles.
The Grand Canyon is truly a must see attraction!!!