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Cross Country RV Trip to the Grand Canyon

Posted Oct 22 2008 4:26pm

Welcome to Part Two of our Cross Country RV Trip! Today I'll be sharing our visit to to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Cross Country RV Trip to the Grand Canyon

We are going to follow in the footsteps of the pioneers, traveling across the Wild Wild West in an RV. The dangerous footsteps of the brave and courageous pioneers. But, we weren't afraid. Paratrooper Man and Young Sarge will protect us womenfolk from any danger or calamity.

1965 Vintage Kitchen Calendar Towel

After nearly 1,200 miles on the pioneer trail, we arrive in Williams, Arizona. As it turns out, the natives are friendly. Especially, the horses.

Wild West Gunfight Show at Grand Canyon Railway

In true pioneer fashion, we take a train on the Grand Canyon Railway to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It was even a vintage train with vintage train cars from the 1920s.

Grand Canyon Railway Ride Steam Engine Train from Williams AZ to Grand Canyon South Rim

Pioneer women didn't have any make-up or blow dryers. So, neither do we. And following in true pioneer fashion, we are wearing sweatpants and T-shirts. OK, so pioneer women didn't really wear sweatpants. But, they did wear T-shirts. I saw it on Little House on the Prairie one time. OK, not really.

Grand Canyon Railway Ride Steam Engine Train from Williams AZ to Grand Canyon South Rim

Apparently, those natives aren't as friendly as we originally thought. Because, now they're chasing the train on their horses and are armed with guns. Somebody must have leaked out that the Apron Queen was on board. She's a queen, she must have lots of royal loot. That's what they're thinking.

Train Robbery on Grand Canyon Railway Ride Steam Engine Train from Williams AZ to Grand Canyon South Rim

We're not afraid though. Paratrooper Man & Young Sarge will protect us. Pioneer men always protect their womenfolk. They never quiver in the face of danger. They never squeal when the dangerous banditos board the train.

Train Robbery on Grand Canyon Railway

Paratrooper Man always keeps his cool in tense situations. It's all that military training. I just know that he is formulating a strategic plan to protect us from the dangerous banditos.

Train Robbers on Grand Canyon Railway

It seems as though Paratrooper Man and his faithful sidekick, Young Sarge, have decided to negotiate with the banditos before taking any drastic commando measures.

Bandits Robbing Train in Grand Canyon Railway

And it seems the dangerous banditos are open to negotiation. They'll take a royal hostage instead of taking the royal loot. Paratrooper Man and Young Sarge put up a good fight in defending little Goldilocks though and the dangerous bandito moves on.

Train Robbery Grand Canyon Railway Williams AZ

Actually, I think I heard him say, "You can take Goldilocks, but please don't take Jack, the bartender." You see, Jack, the bartender, can make a mean Bloody Mary. And sometimes you need a good Bloody Mary after 1,200 miles on the pioneer trail.

Grand Canyon Railway Ride Steam Engine Train from Williams AZ to Grand Canyon South Rim

Dangerous bandito: "Where's the royal loot?" Me: "I left my royal crown at home. I wanted to travel incognito." Dangerous bandito: "Well, then did you bring any vintage aprons with you? My wife really likes those."

Train Robber Bandits on Grand Canyon Railway

The Apron Queen to the rescue. Like my American Express card, I never leave home without a vintage apron. Tomorrow's headlines: The Apron Queen Saved The Day. Now, all the dangerous banditos want their pictures taken with the royal family. And our autographs too. So, we oblige them.

Train Robber Bandits on Grand Canyon Railway

Next stop: The Grand Canyon. All aboard. Woo woo!

Cross Country RV Trip Route

Check back next Wednesday for Part Three of our Cross Country RV Trip.



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