Sunday, May 18, 2008

Back from the Grand Canyon

HI all! We got back today from the Grand Canyon. DH did the 24 mile hike from South Rim to North Rim on Friday. It took them 12 hours to get across and they all made it without injury. They are all just very very sore. I got to drive around to the other side of the GC following a dad of one of the other hikers. We had a good time as well. He showed me a bunch of his favorite sites on the way over to the North Rim. We went to see some Hopi Mesa Petroglyphs which were amazing (don't have the pics of those yet, i had to use a disposable camera as Doug had the digital). We were looking for the California Condors but were not successful, and stopped at a cute little country store in Jacob's Lake and got homemade cookies that were out of this world (i was there on Friday, Sat and Sunday). LOL I am going to look like a Lemon Sugar Cookie.

On Saturday we all went to the North Rim and hiked a smaller trail (paved trail) but I had a hard time with this one as there were no railings or anything to hold on to. I have a fear of heights, not extreme but with no railings it really was hard and about had a nervous breakdown. The tears did start flowing and my feet were like concrete but my friend Wendy helped me along and we found a rock for me to sit on and wait for them, then i chewed Doug's butt when we got back to the top. He obviously didn't realize how much it was bothering me until he saw the tears pouring out trying to walk across.

LOL We saw ALOT of deer, some elk and 4 porcupines that Doug interrupted 2 of them trying to mate. LOL THe pics didn't turn out on that one. OY!

I did finish a LK this weekend but didn't get alot of stitching in, surprisingly. But i don't have a pic yet, hopefully tomorrow. I also rec'd my biscournu from Chris B. while i was away. I will take a pic tomorrow as well. It is gorgeous and Michele, you will be jealous, it is all RED!!!! I love it!!!

Well, here are a few pics that Doug took on his hike and there is one of the two of us sitting on my rock after the tears! The one with Doug in the dark is when they first started out at 4am.

Doug starting his hike at 4am at the South Rim of Grand Canyon

Sunrise at Grand Canyon

You can see the trail (the switchbacks going down the mountain) YIKES!

water runoff from the snow

Doug & I after the tears stopped from my little meltdown

1 comment:

Kathy A. said...

Wow - stunning photos. I think the GC is one of the most beautiful places. I sure can understand your tears. I have a long story of a visit to Meat Cove, Newfoundland that I cried all the way there and back again - on a cliff, one lane road, gravel, washboard, no guardrails - you know where I am coming from