Thursday, June 30, 2011

[jules' pics] Grander is better

The Grand Canyon is Grand enough that trying to squeeze its essence into a square inch of pixels is too Grand a challenge for me. At least in terms of size, the food mirrors the canyon. After a hard day trekking in the canyon, the three of us headed to the bar of the El Tovar lodge (which is very near the edge of the South Rim), for light refreshments. We just about managed to squeeze this Grand starter meant for one person into our three tiny stomachs.

At Grand Canyon

Yes, that's a prickly pear margarita!

Of course, Pa, not being Japanese like us, did have his pudding stomach to fall back on, and, incredibly, he effortlessly polished off this monstrosity.

At Grand Canyon

At Grand Canyon

I suppose one could argue that his trek had been harder work than ours, as he is not so used to climbing mountains...

Posted By jules to jules' pics at 6/30/2011 01:01:00 PM


Nick Barnes said...

I found the Grand Canyon a little disappointing after the wonders of Utah. Maybe I should have had a couple of prickly-pear margaritas to better appreciate the splendor.

William M. Connolley said...

Nice to see such good use made of locally grown fruit!

Rattus Norvegicus said...


The Grand Canyon is still pretty grand. It is just different from the slickrock country of Utah.

Both are eye-poppingly beautiful (to my eyes at least). Much of the slickrock is much softer than the metamorphosed rocks of the GC, so it erodes in more interesting ways. But good lord, the US Southwest is beautiful.

If there were any jobs in Durango, I'd be there!

James Annan said...


But not so good to use the air miles to bring back a bottle of prickly pear syrup for our further enjoyment!

Does make the summer evenings more enjoyable though :-)

EliRabett said...

Has Eli ever told you about Harold's New York Deli??

(BTW, the biggest US portions are all in NJ)

jules said...



James Annan said...

Hmm...I feel the need for a detour. Only problem is, NY isn't on the way to anywhere from here!