Hermit’s Rest is as far west as we could get in the park without a back-country permit. It’s only accessible by walking or taking the shuttle buses from downtown Grand Canyon.
Hopi Point is another of the fantastic lookouts along the route from downtown Grand Canyon to Hermit’s Rest. After a couple days looking at these vistas, my brain overloads and I start looking at the micro rather than the macro.
Riding the Hermit Road shuttle bus on our way to Hermit’s Rest, Powell Point is our first jump-off. There is a nice family from Texas enjoying the view when we arrive – they are much further out on the point of Powell Point than I can manage. By the time I get set up to […]
After lunch it’s off to the park. On the way up from Tusayan, there are about three cars leaving the park for every one of us heading up.
Someone once wrote that to travel expectantly is better than to arrive. Getting to Grand Canyon, Curtis and I had more than enough time today to travel expectantly. Today, we are traveling expectantly even though we don’t know what to expect when we hit the ground in Phoenix. There is snow in the forecast for […]
It was a beautiful fall day, and the kids didn’t much like the idea of being indoors at the Walker Art Center, so we stayed outside and goofed off in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden next door. Anchored by the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg, the Sculpture Garden has lots of space for the young’uns to run around, plus ducks. There’s also a conservatory, although I prefer the one at Como Park across the river in St. Paul.
Located in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, the Broadmoor is an Art Deco standout among many high-rise residential buildings along Connecticut Avenue. Designed by Joseph H. Abel, and completed in 1929, the Broadmoor is nestled against Rock Creek Park. Considered far out of town when it was built, this beautiful building is now […]