Today was Day 2 of our Destinations Deal adventure ride and we rode 200 miles from Laughlin to the Grand Canyon. It was a hoot. The ride out was a bit on the cold side, but hey, we’re all young and we can handle it. Five of us made the beeline on Interstate 40 from Laughlin to the Grand Canyon, and three of us (Gary, Dan, and Willie) took the longer old Route 66 to get here.
Here’s a cool shot of Orlando and Velma just after we entered Grand Canyon National Park. They are very photogenic couple and I’m getting a lot of pictures of this RX3 husband-and-wife team. I know you might be wondering about riding the RX3 two up, but Orlando and Velma aren’t having any difficulty keeping up with us, and fuel consumption for their bike is the same as the rest of the RX3s on this trip.
I showed my lifetime geezer pass to the Ranger at the Grand Canyon entrance and I asked him where I could wait for everyone after they paid their admission. “Right over there,” he said, pointing to the sign that said no stopping…
Now, about folks being photogenic: I’m convinced that riding an RX3 just makes people look good. Let me give you another example. Rob is photogenic RX3 rider. Here’s Rob checking out the Grand Canyon…see what I mean?
Hey, here’s Orlando and Velma at the edge of the Grand Canyon…
As we were leaving the vantage point where I took the above photos, I told the guys about our visit to the Grand Canyon on the Western America Adventure Ride two years ago. I mentioned that on that trip we had an elk walk right up to us.
No sooner had I said that and two elk did exactly that!
And folks, that wraps up Day 2 of the Destinations Deal Tour. We’re having a great time. Tomorrow it’s Zion National Park and I know it’s going to be great. We’ll be staying at the Quality Inn in Hurricane, Utah.
Adios for now, my friends.