Saturday, May 24, 2008

Grand Canyon Arizona

So the trip started off early Monday morning, we all piled into the Suburban, yes, all 8 of us. Dad and Sean up front, Erica and Hannah and me in the middle row, Aunt Lora and Mom and Ray in the last row. It was a tight fit, but fit we did. We took the 'scenic' route getting up to the West Grand Canyon. Went through Wickenburg and Kingman, stopped in at the local Walmart for a potty break and to ask directions to the nearest Dairy Queen. Ah the important things in life, potty breaks and Blizzards...anyway, we got back on the road and finally came to the sign that said Grand Canyon West! We had to drive down 21 miles of unpaved road with Mario Andretti at the wheel. Here is what resulted in that..
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after we got back on the road, we pull up to what looks like just an airport. Turns out it was the airport on the Hualipai Indian Reservation which is also the area that you have to catch a bus (after you pay for your tickets of course) to go to the SkyWalk. http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/skywalk.htm

Dad asked who of us wanted to go out on the SkyWalk? I had said originally no way was I doing that. No way, no how. Well, I thought about it and I decided, what the heck! When would I have another opportunity to do something so amazing? Its not like I go to the Grand Canyon every day. Or even every year or every few years for that matter. What a great experience to be able to share with my family. I am so glad I did it! So everyone said they wanted to do it. Dad went and got the tickets, we all hopped on the bus and it took us the 4 miles to 'Eagle Point'. If you look at this picture closely you will see why its called Eagle Point. We all had a great time. It is such an amazing sight to see.
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After we did the SkyWalk we hopped back on the bus and drove through the other spot on the West side that they take you to. We didn't get out as we were all pretty tired and wanted to get back on the road and get some lunch and head home. All in all it was a 10 hour road trip!

We got back home at about 8pm that night, but the memories will last a lifetime.

'...yeah, the yellow caution sign there is letting you know you should slow down...you know the one that said caution: watch the hell out...' Sean to Dad after dad took a turn at about 80 mph when he should have been going 35!



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