Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's a Graaaand Canyon!

It has long been Mickey's dream to see the Grand Canyon, so we set out on the 8 hour round trip the other day.  It was a steady (almost) uphill drive - up one mountain, down into a valley, up another mountain, down into a vallet, etc.  At the top we had gained about 6000 feet in elevation from our starting point in the Valley of the Sun.  And in doing so dropped about 25 degrees of heat.  We had to stop at a visitor's gift store and buy hoodies to keep from freezing.  It was quite an adventure.

Our First View of the Canyon

Mickey - so excited she finally got to the Grand Canyon

I was excited too

Mickey was very nervous of being too close to the edge of the canyon.  She took
this picture of me because it might be the last picture taken of me before
I went over the edge.

There were some very interesting looking windswept trees in the Canyon.

People kept offering to take pictures of us together.  And we took theirs
in return.

That's the Colorado River way down there
 That's just a few of our pictures.  It's hard to get a sense of the sheer size of the Grand Canyon from these pictures.  It is a truly amazing place.  I'm so glad we took the time to go there.



What a magnificent sight. That was quite an adventure you had. Glad neither of you went over the edge. GORGEOUS photos. Love that windswept tree.

Bev said...

We've been there...and I know...that first look takes your breathe away!!

Mickey said...

it really does take your breathe away with the first view! -and brings on tears! Another stroke off the bucket list!
So appreciate it all Pat! 😘 🌵 🌸🇺🇸

doodles n daydreams said...

What a wonderful day out. My sister was there last year with her family and my mother has also visited (many years ago) - they had the same reaction you did. They were amazed at the vastness and the grandeur.


Granny Annie said...

Never been there. Couldn't go there. It makes me nauseous just to see you standing so close to the edge. But the scenic pictures and the fun and the friendship sure makes me wish I could.

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