The Return to San Jose: Day 5

We say our early morning goodbyes to Uncle John and Lonnie and headed out for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  A stop at the Cameron Trading Post is an absolute must.  We were traveling through the Navajo Indian Reservation; and if kids in the Ohio Valley say they can’t wait to get out; one can only imagine what the Navajo youth must say about such desolation.

We crossed the Colorado via the Navajo Bridge.  At this point the Colorado River flows through Marble Canyon, a preliminary to the Grand Canyon.  When it was built, the Navajo Bridge was the highest steel arch bridge in the world.  Our route proceeded through the Arizona Strip; so desolated because it is cut off from the rest of the state by the Grand Canyon.

We dropped south from Jacobs Lake to the North Rim at about 4pm.  In the check out line, Mom was accosted by an obnoxious world traveler who seemed to think she had exclusive rights to the North Rim experience.  Glad to get through that, we checked into our cabin, a delightful log structure built in the 1930’s by the WPA. We promptly headed out to check out the view.  There simple are no words or pictures to describe the scene before our eyes.  The main lodge, a stone and log structure was perched right on the rim. As we dined by the 30 foot windows; there is the feeling of sitting right in the canyon.  Without reservations, we still had the best seat in the house.

Check out today’s pictures in the Gallery


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