Sunday, April 3, 2016

Having a Grand Time and a Grand adventure

 Guys, I have so much to tell you about the Grand Canyon. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

Oh, I guess that's all I had to tell you. So look at pictures instead. Even I couldn't screw these shots up.

See that big hole in the ground? It's the Grand Canyon.

The before picture, at about 8 a.m., and it was freakin' freezing.

I'm pregnant with excitement about being in the Grand Canyon!
We had some, let's call them adventures.

The after picture. We actually look a lot alive than we felt.

I was in charge of the menu. Most of it was pretty traditional -- s'mores, tin foil dinners, s'mores, trail mix, cereal, s'mores. However, I also wanted to try cooking bread on a stick over the foil, so while at Target we searched for Rhodes rolls.

We searched in vain, but it worked out in favor, because instead we bought garlic bread, stuck it on sticks and cooked it over the fire. It was amazing. I mean, we're talking about bread with melted butter and garlic, so it's basically impossible to not be delicious, but it still got all toasty plus we got the nice smoky flavor and it was just great. Do it next time you go camping.


Fact: Smelling like campfire is heaven when you're camping and basically the worst when you're not. yesterday I pulled out the sweatshirt I wore around the fire and it still smelled like campfire. Not OK.


We drove all along the rim and stopped for pictures. It's gorgeous. Obviously. I don't need to tell you that. I love the desert.

Genetically great legs

So we're on the trail and this woman comes up behind us and asks, "Are you two related?" We said yes, readying ourselves for the, "You look like twins!" "You look so much alike!" "Are you sure you're not twins!" Yes, we get it a LOT.

Instead she said, "You guys have great legs!" 

I mean, obviously it's true, and I always appreciate hearing it from strangers. I also appreciate hearing it from friends, so ...


Desert View Tower

Did you know that sometime in the 1950s two airplanes crashed into each other over the Grand Canyon? It was not at this tower, but it was at a butte near this tower.