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Old 08-30-2015, 12:50 PM   #197
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Hi from AZ. . .I think the bus system at GCNP is doable, and mostly tolerable. However, we prefer the North Rim. You can drive to several overlooks with short hikes to look into the ditch, & the no hookups campground is pleasant. Only 1 out of 20 people who visit go to the North side, so it's a lot less crowded & not so many buses full of touristas. It's a bit further from Flag, but an interesting drive,IMO.. . . regards, Craig
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We went to Yosemite after the busses stopped running too and even in the fall it was much too busy. Zion has busses until November, so you can go there first and then Grand Canyon. This is why we stick to out of the way places when we can. I hope it works for you because the Canyon is pretty spectacular.

Don't forget Winslow where you can stand on a corner waiting for that girl in a flatbed Ford. The old Santa Fe (actually Fred Harvey) hotel is being fixed up. Can't remember the name, but it was also designed by Mary Colter to resemble an hacienda—the view from the train tracks is much better than the roadside view. Has a good restaurant too.

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Lucy Explores The Great West

I'd take Fred & Ethel on an overnight trip to the north rim. Wanted to do it last time I was there in May but the road was closed.
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We went to Yosemite after the busses stopped running too and even in the fall it was much too busy. Zion has busses until November, so you can go there first and then Grand Canyon. This is why we stick to out of the way places when we can. I hope it works for you because the Canyon is pretty spectacular.

Don't forget Winslow where you can stand on a corner waiting for that girl in a flatbed Ford. The old Santa Fe (actually Fred Harvey) hotel is being fixed up. Can't remember the name, but it was also designed by Mary Colter to resemble an hacienda—the view from the train tracks is much better than the roadside view. Has a good restaurant too.

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I believe the old Harvey House is now called La Posada and it is as you mentioned a must-visit. It has received excellent reviews and we had one of the best lunches ever when we visited some years ago.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:57 PM   #201
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Yes, a great place to eat, but now inexpensive for dinner. We've not stayed in the hotel but had a memorable dinner a few years ago.
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Lucy is still camped in Williams, Arizona. We headed out this morning to tour some of the towns in the area. We started out by going over to Flagstaff, where we looked around for awhile. We had lunch at the Club (Sam's Club, that is) in Flagstaff.

From there we went down to Sedona. We saw Cathedral Rock and toured the town. Sedona is a tourist town, and it was very crowded.

We went on to see Cottonwood, Clarkdale, and Jerome. The twisty Highway 89A from Jerome to Prescott was a challenge for Fred, the Truck, to handle, but he made it through just fine.

We stopped at Prescott to see the town. The Cicada Bugs were in full song mode in Prescott. Their song was quite loud. We looked around some, but were glad to move away from the Cicada song.

We came back up to Interstate 40 on Arizona 89. Once we hit I-40, it was a short run back to Williams. We arrived back at Lucy just before dark, and got settled in.

Today's pictures include:

- Downtown Flagstaff.
- Old Flagstaff RR Station.
- Cathedral Rock, Sedona.
- Unusual blooming cactus in Sedona.
- 1928 Clarkdale High School.
- 1960's Streamline in Clarkdale.
- Main Street, Clarkville.
- Coming into Jerome.
- View of Clarkdale from the mountain.
- Downtown Prescott, Arizona.

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Morning Brian:

We spend a really nice week in Williams last spring (March) before the tourists showed up. The south rim was great and not busy at all. Cannot imagine the zoo it might be this time of year...

I have a couple quick questions for you. What system do you use to access the internet while on the road. I'm assuming your not relying on campground WIFI, as I note your uploading large images (data heavy) so I'm assuming it must be some type of cell based MIFI system.

Next I'm noting your uploading 10 images in each post. How do you do that?

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Morning Brian:

We spend a really nice week in Williams last spring (March) before the tourists showed up. The south rim was great and not busy at all. Cannot imagine the zoo it might be this time of year...

I have a couple quick questions for you. What system do you use to access the internet while on the road. I'm assuming your not relying on campground WIFI, as I note your uploading large images (data heavy) so I'm assuming it must be some type of cell based MIFI system.

Next I'm noting your uploading 10 images in each post. How do you do that?

Thanks

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Hi Doug,

Williams does seem kind of crowded with tourists, but I'm sure it was even worse during the height of the summer season. I think things may have weaned off since the kids have started going back to school. We were able to get a nice 5 point hook-up campsite at the Passport America rate.

As to our Internet connection, we use SuEllyn's Verizon Android smart phone. She has an old plan with unlimited data and we create an Internet hot spot using the FoxFi android app. We have been very satisfied with this system. It has worked well for us even when we have a marginal cell phone system. We also sometimes use a Wilson cell phone signal boost system when the cell signal is insufficient. This unit can often make the difference. As to campground Wifi, it is very often insufficient to do anything. It is getting better, though. Campgrounds are finally getting the message that good Internet access is essential for their customers. This campground that we are at in Williams has great Wifi Internet access.

We do take and load our trip photos at a small size, usually less than 1 MB. Our average trip photo is about 800 KB. Also, we use AOL as our ISP. AOL mail has a feature that allows us to post photographs within the body of the text and not as attachments. This feature also has an option to post photos more efficiently for email transmission. I use this option. The trip posts that I make to the Forums are similar to a group email that we send to friends and family.

As to your last question about post 10 pictures at a time, I don't know. I thought that all supporting members had the same photo posting privileges. When I post photos to the Forums with the Manage Attachments feature, I initially get a screen to post 4 pictures. I select these 4, and when they load, I get another screen that allows the posting of 4 more pictures. When these load, I get yet another screen that allows the posting of two more photos, for a total of 10.

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Thanks very much for this Brian. I will give the (over-4) image upload trick a try.
Thanks again

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Sorry, that spell check changed the intended meaning of my post. The restaurant is expensive. ......
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:52 PM   #207
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We are still camped in Williams, Arizona. Today we headed up to Grand Canyon National Park which is about 60 miles north of Williams.

We spent several hours checking out the various viewpoints of the Canyon in the Park. The Grand Canyon is probably one of the most spectacular sights in this country. It was a cloudy rainy day at the Canyon, but we still enjoyed our visit immensely.

We were most pleased to find that we were not required to ride the shuttle buses. We were able to drive Fred and Ethel to all of the areas and viewpoints that we wanted to visit.

We were pretty tired out at the end of the day and made our way back to Lucy in Williams.

Today's pictures include various views of the Grand Canyon.

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We love it when only buses are on the rim road because we're on our bike.
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We are all still in Williams, Arizona. Today was Fred's day off. He has been working so hard that he has come due for a well-deserved oil change. This morning , we took Fred over to the Chevrolet Dealer in Flagstaff. They were able to take him right in for an oil change. Fred was done in about an hour, and we spent some time looking around Downtown Flagstaff.

We made our way back to the campground in Williams. We started getting Lucy ready for departure tomorrow. We plan to head down to Lake Havasu City, Arizona to visit with SuEllyn's cousin.

Today's pictures include:

- Gateway to Williams.
- Fred getting his oil change.
- Fred is done and ready to go.
- 1926 Flagstaff Railway Station.
- 1929 Church of the Nativity, Flagstaff
- Gargoyles on Church.
- 1927 Monte Vista Hotel, Flagstaff.
- Sunset over Lucy at the campground.

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Lucy broke camp this morning in Williams. We headed west on Interstate 40 through Seligman and Kingman. We exited I-40 at Arizona 95 where we headed south to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Today's 150 mile run on Interstate 40 in our longest Interstate of this trip.

We arrived in Lake Havasu City, Arizona late this afternoon. We got Lucy settled into a nice campsite overlooking Lake Havasu. It was 102 degrees here when we arrived. Lucy's air conditioner worked overtime to get her cooled down.

We went out to dinner at the Montana Steak House, and looked around town for a while before heading to the Lake Havasu City Wal-Mart for some supplies.

We got back to Lucy shortly after dark. She had cooled down pretty well, and we got settled in for the night.

Today's pictures include:

- Route 66 in Seligman.
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- Coming into Kingman.
- Lake Havasu City.
- Neighborhood in Lake Havasu City.
- Sunset over Lake Havasu.


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