Monday, July 6, 2009

What's so grand about it?

When I was a kid, probably six or so, my family visited the Grand Canyon. All I remember about the trip was asking, "What's so grand about it?" And as much as they tried to explain it to me, my family couldn't convince me of how amazing it was. Now, 20 years later, I was anxious for the chance to visit again, since I love geology and visiting National Parks. We took a detour on our long drive from Lubbock, Texas to Ontario, Oregon and drove through the Grand Canyon. Because of Hattie, and since we had a lot of driving still ahead of us, we didn't spend as much time there as we would have liked. But I was glad to go back and spend a while enjoying the beauty and majesty of the canyon.

Hattie was a little scared at first, but she overcame her fears after Paul held her for a while


Kristina and Brett said...

how fun!
Melanie you are looking so cute.

Nancy and Spencer said...

Isn't it Grand though!
Love your nice shapely tummy. Glad you have a cute one.

Peterson's said...

we can't wait to get you guys back! We have aug for game night, and then you'll have a little set back in sept i guess!
Looks like you guys are having fun!

sam and brittney said...

What a fun trip! Enjoy the rest of it! I can't wait until you get back so we can start playgroups! I love the little belly!

Steven and Erika said...

Awesome it is! Did you pick up wolverine along the way...holy cow Paul...I love the shaggy head! Hair is very becoming on you :)
I hope you guys are having a fantasticly fun vacation away from school and lubbock. See you in a week!

kerri said...

Cool! I didn't know you did that detour. We are trying to plan a trip there sometime ourselves.
Side note: I don't think my kids understood how majestic the Redwoods are, either.