Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Trip to the Grand Canyon

I am so excited. We are going to the Grand Canyon. The one time I was there before was in 1972, in the summer. Now we are going in spring. I expect the weather to be much milder. Krista's Chad is working with a helicopter company at the canyon and he has time off Easter Sunday, Monday and Tuesday so with Don being retired and me with vacation time to use, we decided on a quick trip so the young people could see each other for the first time since early February.

My trip to the canyon in 1972 was with a long-time friend going back nearly 40 years. We were two women on the road having an adventure. She had logged a lot of adventure miles by that time in her life. I, on the other hand, was just starting out with "solo" adventures.

This anticipated trip is stirring up a lot of memories that I plan to share when we return. In the meanwhile, we leave at 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Tanner gets kenneled tonight (which is causing Kris and I no end of anxiety). We will pick him up first thing Wednesday morning. Tanner and his peeps will be very happy to be re-united.

So, stay tuned. Don and I are staying in Williams. He has cooked up his usual surprise for me. I love surprises.


Tammy said...

What an amazing way to celebrate Easter Annie! Enjoy!

I wish I lived closer so I could take Tanner but I'm sure he will be fine. Nikki would dis-own me. LOL


Susie said...

Sorry I haven't visited for so long. So much happening here.
Hope you have a wonderful trip and a blessed Easter..

Naturegirl said...

Oh Annie how exciting our spirits will be so near! I would head up to meet you but we are planning that view in April around the time the Glitter Sisters will be here..seems Arizona beckons many a blogger!!
Wishing you the sight of golden daffodils in the sunshine on this blessed Easter weekend!
sunkissed NG

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awww we went when my oldest was six months old. i still remember coming over that final ridge to the top and peering over the edge; wondering what the first person who saw must have thought. i remember that the person who was showing us around showed us these holes in the ground - about 1/2 " across - and they said that the indians put them there to let the evil spirits out. you would think they would be filled in after all this time?

Bimbimbie said...

Looking forward to hearing and seeing
your trip *!*

paris parfait said...

How much fun! Hope you have a wonderful journey and a Happy Easter! xo

Mary Timme said...

I was there in June and I know you'll love it again, just in a different way. Puppy boy will be fine, but will you? Ah now, that is the question.

Rositta said...

Oh wow...what a great trip. There are so many places in the world to see yet before I die. That would be one of them...ciao

Gemma said...

Hope you enjoyed your trip.Isn't it spectacular?

tangobaby said...

Hope you had a wonderful time and took some beautiful photos to share.

qualcosa di bello said...

oh annie! i cannot wait to see/read this amazing Easter adventure! buona pasqua, bella!