Sept. 24, 2017 Williams, AZ Day 2

We had the heater running most of the night and woke up to a chilly 31 degrees.

There was no problem with a frozen hose, so that was good, but we did find frost on the truck and we could see our breath outside.

The sun warmed things up quickly, but the wind was still brisk. Bob cooked his usual Sunday breakfast for me. It’s always a treat. We decided to spend the day checking out downtown Williams and watching football. Maybe we could avoid the weekend crowd up in the Canyon by staying home and going there tomorrow.

Tomorrow we’ll get an early start and head up to the Canyon. We drove down Route 66 (Main St.) and parked the car.

We took a slow walk down one side of the street and then up the other side. There were a lot of interesting things to see.

Only a few of the stores were open on Sunday, but we did check them out and made a few small purchases. I ran into Elvis on our walk and stopped to get a picture with him.

The World Famous Sultana Bar was open for business, so we stopped in for a beer.

It’s one of the oldest bars in Arizona and claims to have the longest operating liquor license in the state—an authentic western bar, cowboys and all. Bob used the restroom and found a surprise in there.

There were a lot of retro vehicles of all kinds cruising down Route 66 in town including this unique RV. The taillights were from a ’56 Chevy Bel Air.

We left there and went to get a good look at the Grand Canyon Railway Station.

The old steam locomotive was sitting right out front.

The train carries passengers right to the Grand Canyon, one trip per day.

We walked around the area and discovered this box car that was converted into a covered bridge.

Our walk back to the car took us past more beautiful fall trees.

We got back to the camper around 1:00 and Bob took some time before the Packer game started to wash the front of the camper. Something sticky was on it and needed to be washed off. We watched the Packer game vs the Bengals and enjoyed the fall day. A train came by on the track right behind our camper, but that was the only one we saw or heard today.

The Packers won the game in overtime! Woo-hoo!

The campground last night was full. Eighteen of the sites were filled with RVers that were part of Adventure Caravans. We looked online and talked to one of the staff members about the group. This trip of 32 days that they are taking costs $6200 for two people and covers the same national parks that we’re covering on our trip, except for a visit to Sedona. Tomorrow they leave for Sedona, so the campground will empty out. It’s an interesting concept. We relaxed after dinner and called it an early night, so we could get an early start tomorrow.

 

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