ONWARD EVER ONWARD...
We arrived at the Grand Canyon a little after noon. The first viewpoint will TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. (Insert Berlin song from Top Gun here). The kids were jaw droppingly floored. Finn asked "Why dont we have stuff like this in North Carolina?"
As you can tell from most of the pictures, it was a cloudy day. Rain was moving in. We had a good 2-3 hours before it hit, so we were able to see and do a lot before it hit.
|how far can you see??|
We finished the day stopping at all the other lookoff points, excavated ruins and stop offs.
|♥ love this man ♥|
|a nice Swedish family offered to take our picture for us...|
|Help, Im falling!|
|Here comes the rain...|
|various tribes that call Grand Canyon their home.|
After we were done at the Grand Canyon, we headed out through the pouring rain down to Flagstaff for the night.
We ended up at a Denny's for dinner. It was TERRIBLE. In fact it was so bad that they gave us an additional 20% off.(without us even having to ask...)
So with kids eating free, and an additional 20% off, our grand total was like 14$. So I guess I cant complain too terribly. Wait, yes I can. It was horrendous.
Charles ordered Smoked Cheddar Mashed Potatoes as his side dish. What came out was hungry jack from a box potatoes with a Kraft American single torn up into bits over the top.
But every vacation has to have a little bit of a down side, to appreciate the upside. And Grand Canyon was DEFINITELY an up.