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Old 09-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #1291
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what can ya say








ps we saw a buzzard



close to dark we walked back to bike, don't get close to a baby elk when moma is around.

don't ask me how I know.

So helmets back on we rode back to tusayan to find the cheapest room in town. Unpacked, went to the ye be ki a steak house. The steaks looked good. & is what we should have had instead of the apps that weren't so good.

Watched some Mexican rodeo on tv at the bar & then to bed.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:29 PM   #1292
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I think that buzzard might be a California condor. A great sighting!

I'm glad you had a great trip!
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:27 AM   #1293
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You are killing me! You are pretty much riding the same route Bill and I took on our first rally trip together (about 30 years ago ).

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Old 09-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #1294
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I think that buzzard might be a California condor. A great sighting!

I'm glad you had a great trip!
I think you may be right. Those things are friggin huge, and can eat a buzzard for breakfast
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #1295
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:26 PM   #1296
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I think that buzzard might be a California condor. A great sighting!

I'm glad you had a great trip!


You are right I heard a couple of people say that. We got luckey, seeing animals, condors, hawks, lots a crows, parrie dogs, deer, antelope, elk & one coyote. Not counting others.

Thanks for your help on the trip planning.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:26 PM   #1297
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You are killing me! You are pretty much riding the same route Bill and I took on our first rally trip together (about 30 years ago ).


ya'll shoulda went with us
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:27 PM   #1298
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I think you may be right. Those things are friggin huge, and can eat a buzzard for breakfast

they were cool
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:27 PM   #1299
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Nice!

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Old 09-27-2013, 03:35 PM   #1300
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Jumped outta bed, slipped out and grabbed the bride mikey D's

breakfast in bed, how sweet,

If it hadn't been 5am


Joined the crowd at the vistors center.





heard that noise that elk make on tv, and walked up on this guy



bright angel trail, my dad, brother & me hiked down to the bottom when we were kids.

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Old 09-27-2013, 04:11 PM   #1301
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we walked and rode around, got another a stamp. (theres 5 or six at different locations inside the park) then decided we were hungery again. We went into the bright angel restaurant, looked at the menu. I asked our waiter how he was.

He said he was hungry, I said you're in a restaurant how can ya be hungry. He said I no eat.

Now we got a waiter who won't eat here

No telling how far to food, we're gonna try it anyway.

They had some skillit plates, one was beefhash something another, I asked the guy whats this.

He said "it's beef"

no matter how I tried to ask, he said "it's beef"

I finally looked at robin and said "it's beef, i'm gonna try it"



It was good.

We turned east on 64 stopped,




over


& over again

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At every stop i'd say we need to be moving, then i'd pull in at the next overlook.

Desert tower was our last stop on this side of the canyon.







we left there some where after the crack of noon.


now we're rolling

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Old 09-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #1303
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We took a break at the little Colorado river, navahoe park.



we topped the tank, & a late lunch in Cameron.


Then we hit 89 rolling again, we were just hitting the high spots as we rode by the echo cliffs, we were at speeds that the bouncing couldn't have been god for robins back, but she hung in there.




which i'm thinking had to be part of painted desert.

awhile later she tapped my shoulder wanting to pull over.

I pulled over in sight of a few older houses, she said she was wanting to take a leak. I told her if she could hold out for 8 more miles I was planning on stopping in bitter springs & topping the tank. In 8 miles we saw some billboards telling what was in page & a church, some houses and trailers in the distance. We stopped in down town bitter springs & took advantage of the facilities. See the black speck behind the bush, that's robin in the ladies room.




soon after bitter springs we found a curve
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:51 PM   #1304
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Ok I forget which river but its part of marble canyon.




gas up in marble canyon, about 10 miles later see a bait shop & bar


We're having a cold one talking to the couple at the next table. As they tell us how far to the north rim, robins looks at me and says get a room



so while she enjoyed the view, I got a room and rode around back alittle



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While I was getting the room the guy, asked me where I was from I told him ga. He yelled to some guy in the back, he came up. Dude was from Albany ga. Out there working as a fishing guide.


We checked into our room. Robin walks down to the store, finds out the nearest laundry is back at marble canyon. Robins setting on the bed saying shes not riding 10 more miles.

Albany guy comes by & starts telling us how good fishing is right off the dock at marble canyon. He leaves & robin looks at me & asked how much did you pay him to say that

So we load laundry, grab the fishing poles & head to marble canyon. Some dude in laundry tells us which washers work best. We load the washer & head to the dock.

It was an awesome ride in, no fish


but.........



dark rolled in, got back to laundry threw clothes in the dryer.

Decided to go ahead and eat there.

Best I can say, is it would make a turd.

Got laundry back to room.


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