Elk calf nursing across the street from El TOvar
Monday - day 5
Linda and I were up early on Monday morning so that we could take some photos in the early morning sun. When we came out of the hotel, there were still elk around. A mother was nursing a young elk, but it was farther away in some trees and still wasn't a great photo opportunity.
The morning light did not impress me as much the evening light did, the night before. I took nearly as many photos of squirrels and chipmunks as I did of the canyon. I walked about a half mile east along the rim, but returned fairly soon as Linda's cold was still slowing her down. We returned to the room so she could get a little more sleep.
Breakfast was not included with the meal, but the El Tovar Dining Room had been highly recommended for breakfast. We had a prime table next to a window and our waiter (Rob from Texas) joked with us a lot. The dishes were hearty, conventional and fairly expensive. Breakfast came to $70 for the four us. My steak and eggs was the most expensive dish at $16.95. I thought the best dishes were the bacon and the roasted breakfast potatoes.
While checking out of El Tovar, I was told that the tax rate had dropped 1% and we had a credit of about $4.50. I could have it credited back to my account or donated to the National Park. I said to go ahead and give it to the park.
But when I received my credit card statement, the charges for El Tovar did not appear until the day we were there. I do not understand why the charge was wrong to begin with.