Diary of the Open Road: Day Eighteen
Our day began at the unforgivable hour of 3:30 am. We had plans to catch sunrise at the Grand Canyon, which was a little less than two hours away from where we had parked for the night. Unfortunately, an early morning breakdown delayed our journey and we missed it by about a half an hour.
Not to worry, for once there wasn't an actual electrical issue with Vince. It was the bizarre scenario of the positive terminal on the battery actually detaching itself. The highway we were on was one of the roughest I have driven on, and a few too many potholes didn't help. We made yet another trip to Meineke to get the post tightened, and hopefully that won't happen again.
But then again, nothing surprises me anymore.
Despite the fact that we missed the golden glow filling the canyon that we had both dreamed to see, I don't think there is a bad time of day to visit that incredible place. We spent the better part of the day taking it in before heading back out towards the south for Sedona, a small gem of town in a canyon.
We ate good pizza, explored the town, got some work done in front of the best "office views" you could imagine, and headed towards Phoenix.
Arizona is unreal. We drove along cliff sides that resemble what I would imagine Scotland to look like only to find ourselves surrounded by cacti 30 minutes later.
I can't wait to see more.