We all had such a great time walking the South Rim at the Grand Canyon earlier in the week,
and the boys wanted to go down the Bright Angel Trail again.
So, we packed up the trailer in Flagstaff, and went to a marvelous RV park
in the small town of Williams so that we could spend a day on ....
THE GRAND CANYON RAILROAD!!!
It was an absolute blast! We met at the train station early in the morning, watched an
Old West gun fight show, boarded the train, and enjoyed the three hour ride north to the
Canyon. We then had three hours to do or go wherever we wanted, and then met back
at the train station for the ride back south to Williams.
Waiting for the show to begin.
Posing with the Marshall.
Posing with a Bad Guy!
Preparing to board our Pullman Car.
Two VERY excited young men!
Lots of different languages here on the train and at the Canyon!
The train went between 30-40 mph.
Our train attendant was very good at pointing out interesting things
along the way.
It was a beautiful day, with a lovely gentle breeze coming in through the windows.
Once we got off the train, the boys and I parted ways.
They headed to the trail for a short hike down, and I wandered around the South Rim,
just enjoying the lovely day, God's amazing creation in the Canyon, and
watching all the very interesting people there as tourists.
We met at our prearranged time, and boy.....were they wiped out!
The train ride back to Williams was restful (so restful in fact that some of us dozed off), and
uneventful until we heard gun shots outside the train.
It was a train robbery!
Before we knew what was happening, the gangsters had boarded the train, and were
going from car to car demanding money.
We had been warned ahead of time, so some of the passengers had "tips" for them
Notice the dollar bill rolled up behind Isaac's ear!
Then the Marshall came through, wondering if any of us had seen the gangsters.
Isaac pointed him to the back of the train!
It was hilarious!
The train pulled in right on time.
It was a full day, but there were smiles all around!
At the RV park, the boys had so much fun playing on this covered wagon.
Good-bye Williams, Arizona!
We will be back for sure!