Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sunshine takes The Grand Canyon

Today, we finally got to see The Grand Canyon. For those who have not seen it yet, let me tell you - it is really huge! Really! Because it is a canyon, one can not see it as it is being approached and, when you arrive, BAM, there it is. It is so vast that it is only seen in sections. On our way there, we saw our old friends the snowcapped mountains in Flagstaff and they still bring on the awe! Upon arrival, we went to the visitors center and then to see our first glimpse of the Canyon from the South Rim. We could not move very quickly because, once again, Sunshine became one of the stars of the day for kids, young and old. So many wanted to pet her and ask questions that Carol and I took turns - one held Sunshine and answered questions about Greyhounds and the other took photographs of the Canyon. The Canyon is so vast, and deep that we traveled far before we were even able to glimpse the muddy Colorado River, deep down in the bottom. There was snow below us along the South Rim, sometimes a couple of feet deep. We have run out of descriptive words to describe what we have seen on this trip and this, to date, is the capper. We are so privileged to be able to see so much of Gods work. Seeing The Grand Canyon is a reminder, to us, of how small we really are. Tomorrow we move to Bullhead City, AZ.

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