We went to California for Christmas in 1995? Along the way we stopped at the Grand Canyon. This was during a government shutdown over a budget battle. The campground was wide open, but unattended. We stayed the night, and since most of the lights were turned off, the stars were something to behold. Next morning, while DW was still in bed, I drove to a parking spot near the rim. Since no one told me I couldn't, I drove so close that when my wife sat down for breakfast she couldn't see anything but the bottom of the canyon.
A nice view for breakfast.