June 14, 2013

(Arizona 2013 – Grand Canyon}

This is what we were all waiting for.

I told Dan I refused to go to Arizona again & not see the Grand Canyon. I’ve been 3 times…and have yet to make the 3 hour drive to see one of the world’s natural wonders. Wasn’t happening this time :)


And it did NOT disappoint. The weather was gorgeous…partly cloudy and highs in the low 70’s. A little chilly once we actually got to the Canyon, as there was a cool breeze. But beautiful none-the-less.


I’ll warn you… there are a million & one pictures in this post. And I’m going to let them speak for themselves.

It was simply AMAZING!!!!

It was so cool to watch the scenery change from the valley to the mountains then to the Canyon.

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(Emilee was fearless…and gave me a few heart attacks. I had to beg her to scoot back a bit!) 

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(Amanda was not….this was as close as she would get)

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Emilee, Dan & I hiked down into the Canyon a ways…
then they climbed up onto this rock & looked out over the Canyon)

We even saw some wildlife…

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At the end of our self-tour we stopped at this little tower and had some lunch. This is some of the Indian artwork in the tower.

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A funny…well, funny now…NOT so funny then. As we were eating lunch, Amanda needed to go back to the car for a bit. She took the keys from Dan, got her stuff, then came back & laid the keys on the table. Dan & Kalia were finishing up eating when the rest of us decided to browse the stores a bit. I reminded Dan the keys were there & not to forget them. We finished our shopping & started to walk back to the car. Dan reached in his pocket & guess what? Yep…no keys! We looked everywhere! I was really starting to panic as it was a rental car & they put both keys on one ring (don’t get me started…stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!!!) I had no idea what we were going to do. We asked people, dug through trash, searched every lost & found…still no keys! Dan decided to check the trash one more time…a little more thoroughly…and finally found them. Thank God! Just another minor heart attack…between Emilee & Dan not sure how I stayed out of the ER :)

The drive back was beautiful. The skies were gorgeous and I was able to catch the sunset.

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It was an absolutely glorious day!

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