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Terry Wangsness Sep 16, 2015 at 03:06 AM

Hilary you will love this trip. I've done it before and doing it again September 20-27. Many women travel alone. I do. This will be my 5th trip with Road scholar. Terry
Hilary Lander Sep 16, 2015 at 08:05 AM

Thanks Terry

Hilary Lander Sep 15, 2015 at 11:26 PM

Anyone else going on Program #11573RJ, The Best of Color Country, starting on Oct.1? I'm a single woman traveling alone, checking in on Sept.30. This is my first Road Scholar experience.
Carol Auer Sep 16, 2015 at 01:20 AM

Hilary, we are going on the same trip and arriving on the 30th int the evening. It is our first trip also. We'll look for you
Hilary Lander Sep 16, 2015 at 08:06 AM

Thanks Carol. See you soon.

Bonnie Wright Sep 12, 2015 at 01:14 PM

Is anyone going to the trip that starts on Sept 15?

Diane Stevens Aug 19, 2015 at 05:31 PM

I'm arriving this Saturday, due to flight times, for the Sunday start of the next session. Anyone else arriving Saturday?

James Raymond Aug 10, 2015 at 09:28 PM

How much of the Grand Canyon views do you see as compared to views from the South Rim?
Terry Wangsness Aug 10, 2015 at 09:51 PM

Hi James, The North Rim is totally different than the South Rim, for one it 's much quieter, not as scenic as the South Rim, at least to me. I think the views are more spectacular on the South Rim, however I have hiked to the bottom of the South Rim to Phantom Ranch at least six times, my heart and soul is in it. I have been to the North Rim once just on this particular tirp, though beautiful not the same. It's quieter, the South Rim has tons of people going up and down, taking photos at the top. Bright Angel trail is like grand central station, packed with people. For hiking, the South Kaibab is much more beautiful, less traveled and pretty spectacular scenery. Hopes this helps. This is a wonderful trip though, I've done it before.
Mike Abkin Aug 22, 2015 at 01:14 PM

I've only been to the North Rim once before - as a child when my parents took us - and am looking forward to the return visit. My recollection is that North is at higher altitude than south and is forested and woodsy rather than desert.
Terry Wangsness Aug 22, 2015 at 04:51 PM

your right.

James Raymond Aug 10, 2015 at 09:28 PM

How much of the Grand Canyon views do you see as compared to views from the South Rim?
Terry Wangsness Aug 22, 2015 at 04:34 PM

not nearly as much. It's pretty and very quiet. Different.

Mary Ann D'Orazio Aug 02, 2015 at 11:44 AM

I am on the sept. 29 trip. Staying in Vegas 3 nights following trip. Does anyone want to explore, see a show, etc. with me. Any suggestions for hotels on the strip?
Terry Wangsness Aug 10, 2015 at 09:53 PM

If David Copperfield is in town, I would suggest his show. We like Sam's Town, it's off the strip fully filled with stuff to do and free shuttle to all the major hotels, it's been a long time so not sure they still do that. You can check. We got a room facing the inter center with the cafe, laser show, etc...Your away from the rat race.
Mike Abkin Aug 22, 2015 at 01:19 PM

On the evening of our return from the tour, Au. 30, we have tickets to see Celine Dion at Caesar's. Should be great - she is just re-emerging after some years of professional hiatus for family reasons. We have four tickets, to inlclude my brother and his wife, who live in Las Vegas, but they may not be able to go due to health reasons, in which case we'll have 2 tickets available if one of you would like to go. Rather pricey, though - $161.50 each incl. booking fee! But, hey, we're there and life is to be lived.
Terry Wangsness Aug 22, 2015 at 04:36 PM

too expensive for me and shevwould not interest me. I want to see David Copperfield again. Good luck on selling those tickets.
Hilary Lander Sep 29, 2015 at 10:39 PM

Mary Ann-I'm going on the Oct.1st trip. I'll be staying an extra night on Oct. 8th. I'd be interested in doing something together if you'll still be there. I'll be staying at the Alexis Park that night.

Premium Email Subscriber Jul 31, 2015 at 10:55 PM

We're on the August 11th trip. Who are the guide(s) for this trip?

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