So after a long night at the campervan park we packed up and headed off the the Grand Canyon via Lake Havasu City where of all things you will find London Bridge!
As the story goes – apparently the bullet holes in the brick work from the second world war can still be seen in the bridge but it was difficult look that close so I’ll take their word for it. What is perhaps more interesting and certainly more amusing is that when they bought the structure they though they were getting Tower Bridge. So moral of the story? Always do your research when purchasing bridges from another continent.
From here is was still a long way the the Canyon and I was really struggling to cope with driver Megan. I never realised how much one annoying person can get to you on a roadtrip. I grin and bear it but the over top American loudness is really stating to grate especially as I seem to be getting quite ill. Our road trip takes us along part of the famous Route 66 and wee do a little stop at the town of Seligman for lunch.
By the time we get to camp and find our spot to set up I’m really not well. The stabbing stomach pains have kicked in and its becoming clear that, put in a nice way, I have a tummy bug. Megan leaves us to set up camp while she goes to get pizza. I have no idea where from but it’s been decided that we’ll all pitch in for pizza and then head to watch the sunset at Mather Point at the Canyon edge. Pizza is probably the last thing I want but its not optional and off she goes.
When she arrives back we all head to Mather Point. As soon as we get there I’m in the bathroom either to throw up or…something else but while I’m away Megan gets the rest of the group to close their eyes as she leads them to the Canyon edge so as to surprise them with it’s size. Its quite a cool idea but no-one noticed I wasn’t there (which shows what safe hands I’m in) so I just wander to the edge myself and its still impressive. Photos just don’t do it justice.
We try to find a space in the quite crowed viewing point and out come the pizza boxes. For me what could have been an awesome moment of watching the sunset at the Grand Canyon was very much ruined by large crowds and pizza boxes. I’m sure to some this sounds perfect but not for me.
The view was definitely worth it and a beautiful spectacle but I was made to leave as soon as the sun was out of sight so it was also a rushed even. Had it been just me I would have wandered off to a nice secluded spot and sat on a ledge on my own to watch the sunset. One day I’ll do it properly…one day.