Monday, April 6, 2015

Grand Canyon for Spring Break

I wish I had the poise to preface our recent trip to the Grand Canyon. Truth is, I'm more than a little excited thinking about our quick Spring Break getaway. I really just want to show you our pictures. Is that ok?

The kids have never seen the Grand Canyon which is kind of silly given the number of road trips we've made past there in their lifetime. GC had been on Zac's travel list for some time. He is so cute to always ask 'if we can go this year'. Sort of breaks my heart when I get the puppy dog eyes, especially since he is the kid who will accept no for an answer and not argue with ya. I really wanted to make his wish come true sometime soon. I thought spring break would be a good time to swing a quick trip to Arizona. The adults had hiking in mind. I feel the kids were zoning in on snack food and hotel swimming pools. I'm pretty sure.

But, these views can win over anyone. Always such a spiritual experience for me to stand in front of something so big and magnificent. I feel like 'magnificent' is a great word for the Grand Canyon. You as well? I know there are theories of who what when why where of this natural wonder. But, ultimately I believe this was created by God. And if He used ice, water, wind, dinosaurs, meteors or aliens to create it then all the more power to Him. Bottom line, He is pretty amazing. Lucky us!

It just wouldn't be our family without someone acting like they were falling into the Grand Canyon. Classic I tell you. Or overdone? Let's look at those pictures shall we?

 We got to hike down into the canyon a little. We made it to the first rest house stop which was 1.5 miles of switchbacks down and then 1.5 miles back up. it really wasn't so bad. A little steep but ok. Maybe we could have made it to the 3 mile rest house but definitely not to the river. It's 6 miles down to the water. We, or maybe I should rephrase to I, was no where near able to do the 12 mile river hike this year. Next year...maybe!



  1. I went to the Grand Canyon when I was 9. I would love to take the kids back, but we just haven't got around to it yet.

  2. Beautiful pictures! I would love to visit someday.

  3. I love your photos! We went a few years ago and it was amazing!