Along the way, they stopped at Niagara Falls, had lunch with my brother Mark and his wife Karen in Glenwood Springs, Colorado (no pictures taken!) and the biggest side trip of all was to the Skywalk on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Skywalk, here it is
The Skwalk is owned by and is on land of an American Indian Tribe. To get to it, you must drive over 10 miles of dirt roads. David said that the abject poverty they saw along the reservation roads was enough to break your heart. Hopefully the addition of this Skywalk will bring needed income to this Tribe.
You are not allowed to take pictures on the Skywalk, that is allowed only by Skywalk photographers, who will snap your photo for a price. So, we have no pictures of being out on the Skywalk, but have a lot of descriptions, ranging from "it is really a long way down when you look through the glass floor," to "the beauty of the surroundings silences and takes your breath away." Also, "that sucker moves when the wind blows."
Dave and Anna did visit another scenic overlook at the Canyon, and snapped their photos there
|Anna reported that it was 100 degrees while at the canyon, and does not go along with the idea "but it's a dry heat." In her book 100 dusty degrees is just as unpleasant as 100 humid degrees.|
|Just another good reason for leaving me home.|