Friday, March 20, 2015

Grand Canyon

On Friday, we drove out to see the Grand Canyon.  What a spectacular place that is!!!

We enjoyed lunch at one view point near the visitor center, then hiked along the rim trail towards the village. There were lots of stops to see views and to give out snacks to keep people motivated to keep hiking!

At the store at the Canyon Rim, Kate found a little stuffed doe. She instantly fell in love! Dani couldn't say no, so she sent her to Jared, who couldn't say no either.  Look at those eyes!!!

We took the bus down the Hermit Road a little ways near dusk for a few more spectacular views.  We didn't stay until sunset (the kids were getting hungry!), but we enjoyed some of the shadows that were being cast along the walls.

After spending the day at the Grand Canyon, we stopped for dinner on the Famous Route 66. We didn't see Lightning McQueen or any other Cars characters, but the lit up signs were kind of fun.

As we drove home, there was a lightning storm out in the distance. Dani and Jared kept saying they saw flashes, and Liam kept saying he could see them (even though he clearly couldn't). By the end of the day, everyone was completely tuckered out. Except Torin.