We got moving a little late today and drove through Williams for lunch. They have a Route 66 Main Street and we had good diner food with excellent service at the Pine Cone Café. Then we drove up to Grand Canyon Nation Park were the entry fee was $25 for one car. Unlike the Oregon Public Garden this was worth it. My family visited the Grand Canyon when I was a kid and I remember driving through and stopping at look out points. Now they have this big parking lot and you take their bus shuttle service along the rim. It was a very slick deal you don’t have to drive-park-drive, we took the bus then walked a bit then picked up the bus up again. I was enchanted with the Hermit’s Rest building. It has a great domed hearth made of local rock and a beautiful view of the Canyon. It was originally built in the early 1900’s as the end of a stagecoach tour of the canyon - a place for the tourist to warm themselves and have some refreshments before going back down.
We drove out of the park around 7:30.
We hit 2,000 miles driven today (that’s starting from Salem).