After Joshua Tree, we stopped in Kingman, Arizona and had breakfast at Silver Spoon Family Restaurant. Unlike some of the diners that we had visited along Route 66, this seemed a bit more…authentic. I didn’t get the feeling that they had re-painted or re-furnished the place to give it a “retro” look. It seemed like a regular, neighborhood diner. We were the only tourists there, I think. The wait staff were friendly, down-to-earth and efficient. I normally don’t dig on being called ‘honey’ or ‘sugah’ but I didn’t mind it at all when our waitress did so because she said so naturally, without the saccharine tone that I otherwise would scoff at. I ordered the heart-attack-on-a-plate dish of biscuits ‘n gravy (lots of gravy) and Pierre had a really delicious Monte Cristo sandwich. We enjoyed our meal and time there and would love to come back there.
The next place we went to was a surprise for me from Pierre. We drove a couple of hours from Kingman to Grand Canyon West. We went on the newly-built Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bridge that is suspended more than 4,000 feet above the Colorado River on the edge of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim. Stepping onto the glass bridge was somthing else, for sure. I could feel my heart beating as I looked down to see the bottom of the canyon. Unless you take a helicopter tour, there is no other way to look down into the canyon like this. We stayed on the bridge for about an hour looking and photographing. We even copied the little children we saw and lay belly-down on the bridge – and gazed straight down into the canyon. Pretty freakin’ awesome.
Afterwards, we continued onward to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We stayed at the Bright Angel Lodge. Our cabin was right next to the rim. We could look outside and see the snow-capped edges of the canyon. The weather went from cloudy, overcast to fairly sunny and then back to full snow storm on the days we were there. It was a great time to be there because we could enjoy the scenery with less crowds and less noise. Below are some photos from our trip. Grand Canyon photos are courtesy of Pierre. Merci!