We arrived in Jacob Lake, Arizona yesterday. We’re staying at the only campground with hook-ups anywhere near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s a nice, wooded campground, and we lucked out in not only getting one of the more spacious sites, but one that backs up against the Kaibob National Forest, so we have a nice view of the woods outside of our dinette window. It’s so nice to get back out of the desert, even if it’s only for a short time — we’re headed back up to Salt Lake City next, so Dennis can make a quick flight to the Bay Area and back.
Considering it’s Memorial Day weekend, it’s incredibly calm and quiet here. I’m glad we’re on the North Rim, as I bet the South Rim was a madhouse this weekend. We decided to go to the Canyon today, and I wanted to have breakfast at the Lodge. I also was having an extremely “relaxed” morning, but we managed to get there 8 minutes before they stopped serving breakfast a 10am (who stops serving breakfast at 10am on a Saturday?!). The cooks showed their appreciation for our last-minute arrival by not even attempting to cook the eggs in my Benedict. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed a hot breakfast in a big historic old building with an amazing view.
After we filled our tummies, we headed out to the lodge’s patio, which has one of the best views of the canyon. We sat in the adirondack chairs for a while and enjoyed the view and the warm sun.
We started down a path to a small lookout area, and I was disappointed again to learn that my vertigo prevented me from getting very far. I hung back and sat against a rock wall while Dennis enjoyed the view. We learned that pretty much all the trails are too close to an edge (with no guardrails) for me to manage, so we didn’t do a whole lot of walking. Dennis managed to take a few more short walks out to viewpoints. I wish I could have joined him!