Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grand Canyon

Last week, Sage and I left for Arizona. Neither of us had seen the Grand Canyon, so we thought this would be a fun trip. We flew in Friday and spent Sat. with my grandparents and cousins. I see my grandparents every year, but haven't seen my cousins since I was about 10 years old. It was great to see everyone, but too bad my brother wasn't there. We almost had all the grandchildren together with our grandparents.



After the nice visit, Sage and I headed North for Sedona. The town was beautiful, but the weather wasn't. Despite the rain, we still went for a walk and enjoyed the town.

Hiking in the rain

From Sedona, we headed to Flagstaff and found snow, and lots of it. Shut down by weather, we checked out the town and spent the night. Weather was looking poor for the Grand Canyon, but we figured we would head up there anyways in the morning.

Grand Canyon

We woke to partly cloudy skies and went North. By the time we got to the Canyon, the clouds were high and visibility was good. We enjoyed an afternoon of sightseeing with the occasional snow shower. There were a few places left to stay and we found a nice cabin to stay in.

The next morning we woke to white out conditions and figured it was time to leave. This part sucked! Four hours of driving in a white out at thirty miles an hour in a compact car that in no way was set up for snowy roads. Not to mention that no one in Arizona know how to drive in those conditions regardless of how beefy their trucks are. What a nightmare!

We survive and eventually found ourselves back in Sedona. This time it was hailing, so we enjoyed the views from the car. The next day was spent working our way back to Phoenix and back to the sunshine. On the way we stopped at Montezuma's castle and checked out the cave dwellings.

Outside Sedona

Outside Sedona

Montezuma's Castle

Despite the poor weather, we had a great time.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Hey Chris, Hi Sage. It was so great to see you and yes it was a bummer that Jeff wasn't there. That would have been cool to have all the grand kids there. WOW....a white out for 4 hours. I know what thats like It happened to me when I was in Ohio. NOT FUN ! ! So sorry to hear that the trip wasn't as good as it could have been. The pictures are great and thanks again for coming down. I'll keep in touch. Love Jen & Kod