Wednesday, June 15, 2016

IT WAS GRAND!

It's ME!  I'M BACK!!
Yea, it's been a while.
But HEY, now I have something to blog about so here I go.
A few weeks ago this guy came home from work one day and brought the mail in.  We received an invitation that day to our nieces wedding shower out of town.  When I read the date of it, I mentioned that it was on our anniversary.  June 4th.  He said, "Then we cant go."  I looked at him like he was nuts and said "We can't go because its our anniversary?!  He just had this weird look and silence... So I said "Are we going somewhere?!"  He was tight lipped for a bit but a few days later he decided to let me play 20 questions and tell me the surprise he had planned for me for our anniversary.  And what a huge surprise it was!  So we recently flew out to Phoenix, Arizona.  And let me first say Arizona has GOT to be the MOST beautiful place in the United States!  From there we rented a car and started our drive.  And I do mean DRIVE!  I absolutely LOVED the drive from Phoenix to the GRAND CANYON!  I am always telling Todd how I've almost never been anywhere but Florida.  Well, he fixed that!
Fact of the day:  I know that I have NEVER used the word WOW so much in all my life.
This is why...


 Do you see the tiny tiny people of the top of that????


I think (I think) this is my favorite picture.







When we first walked up to see our first view of the canyon, it was basically breathtaking.  Todd was telling me how when he was a kid and was there that he didn't remember all the railings we saw and explained that it was just drop offs right down into the canyon.


I said "No way.  Are you sure?"  He assured me of that.  As we hiked around and saw much more of the canyon we pretty quickly saw many many places where it just dropped off.  You could just continue walking and fall down down down.  That was crazy to me.  Of course it also makes complete sense.  I mean no fence will go all the way around the entire canyon!  hehehe  But having never seen it I just didn't realize.  Its nothing you can really imagine without seeing it.

It was so beautiful to look at.  We really hadn't planned on spending quite so much time there.  But I just couldn't quit looking and looking.  We ended up taking a bus tour that took us to different spots where we would get off and hike around.  Then get back on and go around a little further and get off again to do a little more exploring.  There was this crazy heat wave while we were there.  It was 108 degrees!  Yea it was hot.  And true it was without our humidity but 108 is still HOT ya'll!  HOT  As a matter of fact we about dehydrated doing all our exploring.   When we got back to the Visitor Center we asked to purchase bottled water.  To which they replied.  "Oh we do not sell bottled water anywhere here."  I gave the guy a crazed look and said "WHY?" Crazy people will throw the empty bottles all over, even down the canyon.  BUT  they did sell plastic containers that you can get fresh spring water straight out of the canyon and fill them with it.  Thats what we did and it was great.

Ok just a few more for good measure!
And one piece of advice.  If you've never been, GO.






More vacation blogs to come.

Thank you Lord and Todd for this experience!  I am blessed.

1 comment:

Penny said...

I'm glad you got the chance to go. The Canyon is one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen. Now you need to see the Oregon coast too. I think it's second as far as views go. Or a tie with parts of Colorado. God's creations amaze me. ��