Joe and Nancy

Joe and Nancy
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Grand Canyon Railway & Williams, AZ


 We parked the MH at the KOA, just outside Williams, AZ.  Our experience of the GC Railroad Depot from two years ago led us back here, plus Austin loves trains.  We also remembered the entertaining wild west program each morning at the depot prior to boarding.  While we did not do the ride from Williams to the Canyon, we did take in the 30 minute show, and both Jen & Austin, and us as well, enjoyed the antics of the actors.
Austin admiring a relic of the past, an old steamer.
 The current-day's engine backed down the tracks with all the cars for the folks going to the Canyon and the conductor waved and chatted with us.  This was the second engine and cars as it was a very busy day, two full train loads of folks.
 Jen explaining some of the areas of the engine to Austin. "See Austin, these steps are how the men get up into the engine".
And "Pop Pop" had to get his picture with Austin.  And below is a mural on one of the stores in Williams.  Get your kicks on route 66!
Above, the set for show and the "characters" acting up.  I videoed the entire skit, but much too long for a blog item.
Above, two hombres & a horse...
Nancy escaping from the bad guys...
After the train pulled out of town, it was time to pick up a souvenier or two.
Austin opening the saloon doors on the set...
And one last look at one of the attractions of the little town of Williams.  And so ends our blog on our visit to Williams and the Railway with Jen & Austin.  I have a couple more blogs to "catch-up" on before I begin our blogs onour stay here at the Army Corps of Engineers Campground, where we have been since April 9, volunteering for free stay and hookups.  We'll be pulling out here around the 9th of June headed for the US Open in San Francisco.  So, till the next blog, RVing Beach Bums signing off.