The boys at the Grand Canyon 2011

The boys at the Grand Canyon 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Arizona Trip

Went to Arizona for my niece's wedding.  While we were there we decided to take a detour and go see the Grand Canyon.  It was beautiful, although I would not recommend taking small children!  I  think my blood pressure went up and stayed there during the whole trip!  I am a natural worrier, but this was crazy!  There are guard rails, but not everywhere and it's very easy to walk right up to the edge.  One missed step, even near guard rails and you could go right over!  My kids kept telling me how mean I was because they could only go where there were rails.  Ya, I think I'm ok with that!  Looking into the vastness of the Grand Canyon was very humbling and scary all at the same time.  I am in awe at the beauty of it.  But very aware of how dangerous it can be.  The kids had a good time and all of them said seeing this was the highlight of their trip, so I guess it was worth it!  Just wish we had done it when they were a little older!

 This is us at the end of the day.  The weather went from clear blue skies and cold to grey, cloudy skies and freezing!  Funny how fast those storms roll in!  One thing I thought was interesting was that it was cold!  I thought with it being Arizona that it would be nice and warm like Scottsdale was.  Nope.  It was more like Utah weather. I was told by one of the guides, that it is 110 degrees on the bottom, but very cold on the top.  Wow.  You would think it would be the other way around.  I didn't understand that.  Hmmm.  Really makes you think.

My boys thought it would be fun to climb these rocks.  Luckily it was not close to the edge.  I love these kids so much!  They are the light of my life and I don't know what I would do without them!  I pray I never have to find out!  I thank my Heavenly Father every day for trusting me to be their mother!