Arizona and the Grand Canyon
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Carrying on with the road trip, we left Tuscon and started to make our way up to Flagstaff. The towns along the way are all worth a stop off and look around. Sedona is a pretty place with all the red rocks and Flagstaff is quite a nice town close to the South Rim of the Canyon (about an hour and a half drive away).
I was really excited to see the Canyon. It has been one of my must do things for a long time, and I can finally say I've been there. We stopped for 2 nights which gave us a chance to walk along the rim for a few miles, get a helicopter ride across and into the Canyon (certainly recommended), and take one of the hikes down into the Canyon. There are camp sites available, but if you want to do this, book very far in advance.
We hit a problem here. The Canyon is obviously massive with a few residential spots dotted around. We couldn't find the bloody car! After over an hour of wandering around we were well and truely lost! That was a funny experience which I won't forget. We eventually found the car and started the drive to Nevada. We didn't get too far after losing the time searching, so we got heads down for the night somewhere on route. The next day we drove over the Hoover dam and found our way to the bright lights of Las Vegas.