Grand Canyon Railway
We finally made it to the Grand Canyon over the Labor-day weekend. Mommy booked our trip with the Grand Canyon Railway so we could in the same trip have a great Train ride that we knew Benjamin would love. You should have seen his excitement when the Steam engine came into the station!
So we drove to and spent a night in Williams, AZ in the Hotel right next to the train depot, and next morning took the train to the Canyon, spent a few hours there and took another train back (this time pulled by a Diesel engine), during which we were robbed by horse-riding bandits that boarded the train and took all our money! Benjamin loved this part too. Sarah was too excited with the horses.
I tried to take more video this time, so I don't have much to show in the way of photos, but here are a few. Also I couldn't really enjoy the Canyon much...
The truth be told, from the night before I was very stressed about it, my mind constantly invaded by visions of children going over the edge. And when we got there and I saw the "railings" were so low, or there were no railings at all, I was petrified and didn't want to take my eyes off of my kids for fear they would run and jump off. We made it back home safe and sound of course, and now I can laugh at a funny article from The Onion titled "Earth to be made child-safe". Last Sunday I very much wished for that Grand Canyon Funtime Ball Bath.
Finally, for reference, here's a discussion about the safety of the Grand Canyon.