Three hours later, after unsuccessful attempts to be put on another flight to connect to our Nashville to Phoenix flight, we took off on the original flight. We missed our connection in Nashville by 20 minutes.
Five hours later, we boarded our flight to Phoenix. Instead of arriving at 3 in the afternoon as we were supposed to, we arrived at 8:30 at night. It was 95 degrees out when we landed.
We got our rental car, a PT Cruiser, and headed up to the Grand Canyon. I thought it was a 2.5 hour drive; it turned out to be a 3.5 hour drive. We arrived shortly after midnight.
The hotel (Grand Canyon Quality Inn) was quite nice, though, and the king sized bed, delicious!