Once we decided we wanted a Tiger (small-ish, better gas mileage that many other campers, good layout with the pop-up top), we started to look for one in earnest. And just couldn't find one in Texas. The ones we did find here were sold before we could even look at them. So, a national search ensued and a couple of Tigers popped up in Florida, a bunch in Colorado, and one in Sedona, Arizona. Greg talked a lot with the person selling the Tiger in Sedona, saw some pictures, and we decided to buy it sight unseen. Eeeek! Scary.
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Check out our first impression of the grand Grand Canyon.....
It's a very cool place! It's so big that it's really hard to wrap your head around it. From where we were standing in the video, it's 8 MILES to the other side!!!!!!! and a MILE down to the bottom!!! That's just mind-boggling.
Doesn't that just look like a painting?
(I'm being real quiet on the video b/c I don't want to be "that" girl, who's all loud and obnoxious. But I'm really WAY more excited than I sound!!)
And this is it:
On top of the Rim is the El Tovar Hotel. Here it is from the Bright Angel Trail, looking back up towards the cliff. It's an old hotel from the 20's and has a distinctly "The Shining" feel. But maybe not quite as creepy.
Here it is from the front.
And then, across from El Tovar, back on the Rim, was this little guy. It took me a minute to realize that he's BEGGING!!
And here's a cool tool that you can look through to see the landmarks of the canyon.
Each indention in the outer shell is marked with the name of a landmark.. Then you put the telescope thing (except it doesn't magnify) in the indention and you know what you're looking at. Like so:
I think we were near Carlsbad Caverns.
Ya know, we were just trying to get the Tiger home. We can go spend more time at all these places when we take off for real next year. But it sure whetted our appetite!!