Jim One bonus of the trip was that we were taken to various viewing points along the canyon.
Jim View of a viewing point. It's hard to take in that all this erosion has been caused by the meanderings of the Colorado River over millenia, cutting its way down through the rock like a cheese wire.
Jim One of the trolley cars that circle all the tourist places and hotels on the strip - a good way to get around Vegas.
Jim Trolley car and the Treasure Island Hotel on the famous Strip.
Jim Treasure Island Hotel on the Strip - every night the pirates fight the British Navy in a naval display watched by the crowds on the street - the pesky pirates always win.
Jim First viewing point - Bright Angel Lodge. " Just walk through the gift shop" said our driver, "and you will come to a big hole in the ground" and we did, and found ourselves above the Grand Canyon.
Jim A photo taken at the Stratosphere Hotel by the hotel photographer, it was taken in the foyer in the afternoon and when we got it back it had morphed into this night view of Vagas.
Jim Don't, be put off by the mileage we had a wonderful day with the driver telling us about the desert - the trip was the highlight of our holiday.
Jim Outside the Luxor Hotel each hotel is like a complex on is own. On the right the Paris Hotel where you can ascend the scaled down Eiffel Tower for great views of the Strip - especially at night.
Jim Left. Inside the fairground of the Circus Circus Hotel. Right. The exterior of the New York New York Hotel with its roller coaster running through it and around the outside of it.
Jim We took the 600 mile day trip to the Grand Canyon, calling at Williams Wild West town on the way and travelling over the walls of the mighty Hoover Dam.
Jim Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon rim.
Jim The train in Williams where we had our lunch break.
Jim Its only 10 miles to the far rim, but a detour of 150 miles if you want to get there by road. Show still in construction 09/07/13 please call back soon, lots more photos to add.