Day Five: May 29

Wow! Wow! Wow! We had a number of great stops during our second day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We would have loved another day at the Canyon.

We decided to drive out to Holbrook and find a place to stay for the night. We had tried to reserve rooms at the Wigwam Motel several weeks before our trip. We found out that they fill up months in advance. During our earlier trip through Holbrook, the gift shop was closed, so we stopped there again before going to look for rooms.

We were in the lobby for several minutes before I got the courage to ask “Do you have three rooms?” The lady at the desk looked relieved. She said a group had just canceled … she had three. It was great. We were happy and she was happy. Jonathan even turned on the charm and chatted with the lady. When I went to pay for his post card she said he could have it for free because he was so cute.

We ate dinner at the Wayside Café – a little Mexican and American place. Kimberly and I ate Navajo Tacos – Indian fry bread covered with the traditional taco toppings plus green chili peppers. Good stuff. It was near closing time by the time our food arrived, but the owner and her daughter came out and talked with us for 15 or 20 minutes. They were great folks. By the time we left the Wayside Café – we had fallen in love with Holbrook.

Today’s Tally
0 smashed pennies collected
1 Mule Deer spotted
More lizards, rock squirrels and ravens spotted
I slept in a Wigwam

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