May 21 - 22, 2004
Day 1: Sunday
May 23, 2004
Day 2: Monday
May 24, 2004
Day 3: Tuesday
May 25, 2004
Day 4: Wednesday
May 26, 2004
Day 5: Thursday
May 27, 2004
Day 6: Friday
May 28, 2004
May 29 - 30, 2004
- 10 Ranch
Grand Canyon Weather
Grand Canyon Safety
FRIDAY, MAY 21 - SATURDAY, MAY 22
The day finally arrived. Everything had been planned, guessed
at, second guessed at and it was time to go. We left on Friday
afternoon, May 19, for the Atlanta airport to catch a 6 p.m.
flight to Las Vegas, Nevada. There would be a brief layover in
Denver before getting into Las Vegas late. We caught a taxi to
the Hawthorne Suites, which Arizona River Runners had suggested.
There, we retrieved our shipped boxes of equipment and hauled
everything to our room. Since it was so late, we all turned in.
Because of the time difference (three hours), we were up and
ready to go early - by Las Vegas standards anyway. We ate breakfast
at Hawthorn because it was included in the rack rate, and it
wasn't too bad. Afterward, we hiked down the street to see the
sights, avoiding the sites that weren't fit to see. We rode the
roller coasters, ate lunch at "Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville"
and returned to the hotel just after lunch. The boys were ready
to hit the swimming pool and we spent most of the afternoon sitting
by the pool at the hotel. When Brian and I first got in the pool,
we both noted how cold the water was. That temperature observation
was to be a point of reference later after we returned from a
week on the 50-degree Colorado river. After a quick sub-par supper
at the nearby San Remo Buffet, we turned in early, in anticipation
of the upcoming trip.
Page - Next