USA Road Trip Phoenix & Grand Canyon
Our 2013 holidays started with a USA Road Trip Phoenix & Grand Canyon. This is kind of a reblog about an old trip we took, but never added to this blog.
Wow. Up at 4.00 after going to bed at 12.45!! Rob came to pick us up at 5.15 to take us to the airport for our flight. Can’t believe we had to pay to sit together!! (On the flight, not in Rob’s car!!).
Super Security at LHR
Went through security, and I had to be patted down. Suzanne then had to get her bag and electricals swabbed. We were both clean. Then, just as we thought we were through….”excuse me sir, can I have a moment of your time?”
I was body scanned. Another all clear, and off we went. It was a this point I realised I didn’t have a charger for my camera with me. No luck purchasing one at the airport either. There may not be too many photos taken on this trip!!
First flight went ok, lots of leg room and not many people in Premium Economy, so quite a comfortable flight.
We had a few hours to kill in Chicago (2 of which were taken up queuing behind a flight of students from Asia) so we had what we thought was a snack. Forgot US portion sizes are huge so 2 starters did us fine. We now know the Sliders are like mini burgers and we have remembered that Chips are Crisps!!
Second flight into Phoenix went ok, sat next to a nice guy from Ontario (not the Canada one) who loved to talk!!
We made it. Let our USA Road Trip Phoenix & Grand Canyon begin
Landed at Phoenix, stepped out into the oven like heat for the shuttle bus ride to the rental car centre. We picked up our Nissan Qashqai (known over here as a Nissan Rogue) and who will now be known as Norman.
Headed off to our first hotel in the 104 degree heat. Checked into our room, a nice size with a bed each
Although we were shattered, and would have probably slept on the back of a tractor, The Hilton in Scottsdale was very comfortable, and would stay again if we were in the area.
After a quick look round a huge Walmart to get some juice, a quick drink and snack in the airport bar, and as it was now 24 hours since we woke up, we thought it was time for bed!!