Sunday, February 22, 2009
Vacation - Part 5
This is my Dad, myself, and my Mother standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon.
After touring the Grand Canyon, we headed to Tusayan for lunch. Tusayan is 5 miles south of Grand Canyon National Park and is the location of the National Geographic Visitor Center.
After lunch we headed to the National Geographic Visitor Center Theatre to watch the Grand Canyon IMAX movie. The movie took us back 4,000 years to when the Anasazi inhabited the canyon. We travelled forward through history to 1869 when Major John Wesley Powell explored the Canyon and Colorado River. The movie also gives you views from the perspective of an eagle high above the canyon to those of adventurers who have traversed the rapids of the Colorado River.
After the movie we headed on to our overnight stop in Flagstaff.