Here we are. A family standing on 4 different states.
Abe's way of being in 4 states at once.
Conni on tiptoes smack in the center.
Abe's thinking of taking up dance. Looks like a natural, huh?
Our next destination:
This is similar to Carlsbad Caverns; words can't do it justice. I've seen pictures, I've read about it. I expected it to be massive, spectacular, grand etc. And yet, I was still struck with awe. You just can't really understand it until you see it. And still, I can't comprehend it. The scale is just unfathomable.
Again, we managed to hit a National Park during the week they don't charge admissions.
We're not there 5 minutes before Abe has to try this. Such a guy thing.....
Why do they have to do this? Dumb question. I'm sure my brothers and sisters and I would've done the same thing. Anything to freak out Mom.
When I hear Conni holler, "Mom!" and I turn around and see this....yeah.... The old heart steps it up a bit.
I love the river. It looks so calm and peaceful, but I know it has some pretty serious rapids.
Abe, Conni and I climbed up the lookout tower (along with 6 buses worth of folks from a different continent). It is 85 steep, narrow windy steps up. Abe put a quarter in the telescope and was rewarded with seeing 4 white water rafts going down the Colorado. Pretty cool. I would LOVE to do that. Some day....
I love this verse. So fitting. I was kinda surprised they had it posted.
As we headed out to a point that the kids wanted to climb out on, we saw this gum tree. Rather disgusting, but at least it's all going in one place. Unfortunately, I didn't have any to contribute.
We started climbing down...all 3 of us in flip flops. Abe was in front. I maneuvered myself down a steep place, rounded a corner and came upon this caveman sleeping.
This point is as narrow as it looks. Sheer drop off. I think I was a bit of a Nervous Nellie watching, but of course I had to get it on the camera. Tim watched from a ways off ...speaking of Nervous Nellie....!
Tim stayed behind with the pooch. I think it's more nerve wracking to watch from a distance than to do the climbing yourself.
Again....(Don't look Grandmommy!)
We headed back to the RV. Abe obviously had not used up enough energy yet.
I highly recommend seeing this amazing canyon God created. Put it on your "must see" list.
Happy weekend everyone! Go enjoy a National Park - it's free through the 29th!