Oh, deer.

Because it’s not always about rocks.

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(I have no idea what that means, but I’m running out of rock memes)

As we started to drive out of the Grand Canyon National Park…

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We passed a mule deer.

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And then a whole herd.

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They’re sweet little things.

Much smaller than what we have here in Maine….

Did you know there’s a village inside the park?

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Complete with lodges…

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And cottages…

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That need carpet cleaners?

I didn’t. It never occurred to me that there would be anything other than natural, pristine wilderness.

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But there was a train station…

And studios, an amphitheater and a market.

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There were also some pretty impressive icicles.

Told you it was cold!

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Having been dutifully warned of the traffic…

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We turned on Desert View Drive, where we didn’t view any desert….

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But did run into frozen fog….

Which, when it sticks to the trees and bushes?

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Is almost magical.

24 thoughts on “Oh, deer.”

  1. The icicles are beautiful. The mule king sign is unique. I didn’t know there was a lodge inside the Grand Canyon Park and now I want to stay at it at a really off time for tourism. ‘Cause not keen on all the peoples blocking my view of nature.

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  2. I was aware of Bright Angel Lodge . . .

    Are you aware of the history behind Stanley Steamers?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Motor_Carriage_Company

    But wait, there’s more:

    The Stanley Hotel is a 142-room Colonial Revival hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, United States … It was built by Freelan Oscar Stanley of Stanley Steamer fame and opened on July 4, … The Stanley Hotel served as the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s 1977 bestselling novel The Shining and as the filming … [Wikipedia]

    And I bet the Stanley Hotel (like Bright Angel Lodge) uses Stanley Steemers to clean the carpets!

    It’s the circle of life!

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