We chose to drive into the Grand Canyon park instead of taking the shuttle. We ended up in what turned out to be the slowest lane. This ended up being the theme of the day. After we passed through the gates, we had a bit of trouble finding parking in the first two lots, but lucky in the third with an easy to remember spot right next to the visitors center.
We ended up having lunch at the Bright Angel Lodge. Our wait for a table was short, but it took quite a while to have someone take our order and ultimately deliver the order. The food was pretty good however and it would keep us satisfied until our dinner stop on the way to Las Vegas.
On our way out of the Grand Canyon, we ended up getting stuck in a traffic jam caused by a couple who decided to stop in the middle of the two lane road, get out of their car, walk 400 feet to see a herd of deer, take some photos, an then casually walk back to their car. There were plenty of angry campers in that line of cars.
for sale should you be interested. In it's day, I'm sure this was a stop for many fans. But with the show losing ground to all the comic properties that have come since, it's mostly just a fun stop for us oldies the reminisce. Oliver's favorite part was some of the vehicles on the grounds and he made sure we got some pictures of him sitting in them.
The ending with our making our way to Vegas for a two night stop at the world famous Hines Ranch.