Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Making clusters of stars… Canyonlands and the Grand Canyon!  Today, May 7, 2010, my wife and I are going to tell you about our experience at the Grand Canyon. We live about 3-4 hours drive away. We are both retired. We have traveled to the Grand Canyon in the past. But seeing it right now, in real time, is really exciting. So we chose to write this story as our vacation approached, in the hope that it might give you some idea of what the experience is like.  สล็อตเว็บตรงไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์ The Grand Canyon is a very unique experience. It is a unbelievable place on the planet. It is a place where geologists have been studying this area for over thirty years. It is steeped in history and mystery. brainer! Besides the tour itself, which we will cover tomorrow, the most memorable part of today’s tour is our visit to the Maricopa Zoo. The zoo is so happy to have us. We spend the day walking around and looking at the animals. At night, we retire to our condominium at the pool.  Obviously, we are must very unhappy, because we wanted to see the giraffes, zebra and all the other animals more.  Today, we visited the zoo just after we received a permit to go horseback riding. Unfortunately, the horses were not very well mannered, andaffle to ride them. I’m not sure if it was the shock of riding a horse or not, but we didn’t have a good experience. We did see a Vertex sunrise.  The mountain appeared very different in the morning light. It was almost as if someone had written graffiti all over it.  The sunset was stunning.  We also went to see gravelly spread clams.  These are curious little creatures with very pierced spines, and holes to dig for food. We also saw some gorgeous parking lots and an amazing little water park with Bohol paddle boats. Since we had such a short trip, we didn’t get to do much shopping. We walked several blocks, and went to a very nice restaurant, to grab a quick bite before heading to bed. Day 5: We arrived in Payson after a very long day of wandering, rainbows and all. We quickly decided to check out tide pools and the beach. We went to the ocean and watched the kids enjoy the waves, while the adults stood watching and waited for the tide to turn. From the day’s visit, we traveled to our condominium at Canyonlands. It was a neat place to visit, and had a lot of kid friendly activities. The Plus 12 plan also made it so that we had a nice fire on throughout the night. WeBed at 8:00pm, but it was really cold in the condo. We had a shower, and a little closet to change into. A small refrigerator kept things nice and cold. When we headed out to the beach, it was so peaceful and serene that you could have stayed in the tent and been as comfortable as staying in a condo. The beach was not that big, but it was a nice bonus. Of course, lodging was expensive. But our budget wouldn’t let us be disappointed. We did some online research, and read some reviews from people who had been there. It actually was pretty nice. So, we decided to go on our next vacation, and called to get Peter at the Canyonlands to meet us. He lived there, at Canyon Falls. He met us at the trailhead, and took us to a very nice motel that had a very comfortable bed, a grill and we enjoyed a big breakfast. Canyon Falls is part of the Grand Canyon National Park. If you look at a map, it shows a lot of ridges and hills, which remind me a lot of the Pacific Northwest. It was a neat place to visit, and we thought it was a neat place to take the family. We thought it was a neat place to teach our children. They enjoyed the time there, but we noticed that they were somewhat disappointed. I think that the lesson plan was not fully aired, as is usually the case with our children. Needless to say, we will be back.
Grand Canyon