Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Grand Canyon

For Labor day, we went to the Grand Canyon which is only about and hour from Flagstaff. I had never been before so it was really exciting for me. We were doing a large loop to the canyon so the drive there was just gorgeous. The drive back was through Navajo nation so.... not pretty. The canyon was just.... huge! There is no other way to describe it. It looked like it was a painting or a huge photograph or something. I couldn't believe something that big existed. We enjoyed Mather point which is one of the most famous look out areas. Tons of tourists. Then we went to the Grand Canyon general store which is a huge deli/grocery/souvenir/camping store. We had a very good lunch there and walked around the store. Then we started on the drive home along the rim.





This is the Watch tower far away.
This is the Watch tower close up.
Inside the tower
Spiral stairs. 4 floors of winding stairs.
Look down in the center. Me and Gabe
Our park ranger at the general store
Davey and Danny Crockett
Sitting in a big chair for lunch

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Rachel, you are skinny.

Tyson and Chelsea said...

That looks like so much fun! And I can't wait to see that cutie patootie

annette said...

Looks like a great weekend. Glad you got to go.

Albright said...

He is so cute in the big boy chair! You look SO pretty! I love your bangs! I love the pics of you and Gabe! The one at the bottom of the spiral stairs is my favorite! LOL! I'm so jealous that you got to go to the Grand Canyon! I want to go!!!!!!!!!

Kat Clark said...

Wow what a beautiful adventure! Your little family is so cute.