Friday, September 7, 2012

The GRAND Canyon

I have a new respect for holidays that Joel and I both get off of work.  Before now we would just continue on like it was a Saturday or something.  But never again!  Ashley came down Sunday afternoon and we woke up at 5 and drove 3 hours to the GRAND CANYON! 


I took my kids once before in October when school was out for fall break but it was closed.  Closed in October due to too much snow! Weird.  So needless to say, my kids had never seen it.  Joel and I had both seen it dozens of times but a day trip as a family sounded good.  So off we went.  A half an hour into it all 6 of them were asleep and nearly the rest of the way there.  It was a perfect day.  Cool and overcast.

  We hiked around, took lots of pictures, bought souvenirs and headed back home.  We needed to be back by 3 because Shayne had to work.  Which worked out because we were going to the Scott's (love them!) at 4 for a B-B-Q.  The only thing that could have made it a better day was if Ben and David would have stopped getting so close to the edge.  Joel was yelling at them every 5 minutes to backup.  Joel doesn't like heights.  I put up the Christmas lights EVERY year. 

 Every time someone goes to the Hogel Zoo in Salt Lake they take a picture on a rhino statue.  Well this is our version of that.  The Grand Canyon Burro.


 The kids were excited to see a real phone booth.  There's a great song about a guy calling his girlfriend from a pay phone but the kids had only heard about them and now they have seen one!


It was a wonderful day and the kids are planning our next day trip.  I wonder where it'll be?

No comments: