Friday, December 14, 2012

Made it to the Grand Canyon

After a lovely stay at the Sundance Bear Lodge with Bob and Sue, we didn't make it to Mesa Verde because of the big storm that hit (and continues to hit) the Southwest. Instead, we decided to drive straight to the Grand Canyon so that we would make it here safely. As we drove through Colorado, we learned of the horrific tragedy in Connecticut. It was hard to get information since our service was so spotty but we eventually got the story. I'm so incredibly sad for the families who have lost their loved ones. It made our activities today seem so unimportant. But we still attempted to see the Grand Canyon despite the terrible news and the winter storm.

With Bob and Sue at their B&B, Sundance Bear Lodge - a lovely place to stay!
Paul and a tumbleweed (he really likes these things)
Paul in between the "elephant feet" on Route 160
Trying to show how far apart these rocks are!
Artsy shot of one of the "elephant feet"
Different view from one of the "elephant feet"
Trying to keep my hat on while the crazy wind abused us.
Driving towards the Grand Canyon
Little Colorado Scenic Overlook
Paul's an expert at these photos
Little Colorado Scenic Overlook
The Watchtower from Desert View
Grand Canyon from Desert View
Grand Canyon and Colorado River from Desert View
View from Navajo Point
Another view from Navajo Point
Trying not to blow away at Moran Point - it's REALLY cold 
Driving through winter wonderland to get to our room at the Bright Angel Lodge

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  1. Wow. Love your shot "view from navajo point." The sun and snow are amazing.

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    1. Thanks Sasch! I'm glad we got to see some of the Grand Canyon...

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  2. An excellent adventure Yoze! On the first part of the journey
    you were looking at all the life. There were plants and birds and rocks and things, there was sand and hills and rings. The first thing you met was a fly with a buzz and the sky with no clouds. The heat was hot and the ground was dry but the air was full of sound.

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    1. Manny - I think that's you - Thanks! The trip across the country was definitely an adventure. Paul says, "And we will spill the wine!"

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    2. You got it Chris! The fact that me an overfed long haired leaping gnome should be the star of a Hollywood movie, hmmm.

      Keep the adventure going. Onwards ho!!!!

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