Since there isn’t a whole lot exciting going on as far as the farm goes at this time of year, I thought you all might like to see a few pictures of our trip to the Grand Canyon this September. It was a completely awesome trip and we even made it clear out to California to spend a little time with some of our wonderful family out there. Yep, it was a LOT of time in the car, because we drove all the way out and back…in our old Buick, no less. Some of us were more than a bit nervous as to whether our car could make it back in one piece, especially over the mountains. But the Lord really blessed us with safety and a great time. So, without further ado, here is a sample of the many pictures we took of the Grand Canyon.
To begin with, we rode the bus around a lot during the first day (we spent two days at the Canyon). This was very convenient and nice, but at times crowded.
Wow! Awesome is the only word to describe it, and pictures DEFINITELY can’t get it across. You lose perspective looking at it because the proportions are so vast. Unfortunately, this probably makes for not realizing what imminent danger you could be in on the trails…but more on that later.
After a while, we decided to venture a ways down the Bright Angel Trail. Our first moments on it were quite exhilarating. There’s nothing like knowing you could accidentally fall down a huge precipice! If you are afraid of heights, this is most certainly not the place for you. No guard rails and spectacular views…it was amazing!
The next day, since the Bright Angel Trail was such a big hit, we determined to try the South Kaibab Trail, which was even better–more steep, and more treacherous. 🙂
Daddy and Grant get ahead of us on the trail, making for a cool picture.
Mother and Abriana in front of a scenic drop-off. They were convinced I was taking pictures on the trail at the risk of life and limb. 🙂
Unfortunately, we didn’t have time or energy to go clear to the bottom and come back up, so when we approached this large boulder (which partly overhung the edge) was about the time we turned around to head back up the trail. Grant found that it was an excellent seat and vantage point for a view.
“Grant, will you PLEASE come down from there? The agreement was for you to stay on the PATH!”
And a few other random pictures…
We got to see a sunset as we ate supper. A bunch of people were taking pictures of the sunset, but it was a quiet atmosphere even with all the people. A few dedicated photographers really DID appear to be risking life and limb.
Daddy enjoying the view.
A fabulous time had by all!