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.

11 comments:

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

XXOO

Susie said...

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

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?

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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!