But, I wanted to share some pictures I took on the way home. Biggest thing for me was finally seeing the Grand Canyon. That's been on my bucket list for years. And we finally got there! Along with some other beautiful spots on the way home. About the Grand Canyon ... here's the words that describe how I felt while there:________,________, ________, & ________!!! Hey! There are no words! It was truly indescribable.
The day we were there snow was on the ground and we started out in long pants, winter coats, hats, gloves, etc. It was mid-morning when we arrived. By the time we left the park in late afternoon we were in our shirt sleeves. All the time it was clear and sunny. It was a BEAUTIFUL day! And the cold did not keep the people away. One of my FB friends said, you probably had the place to yourselves from the pictures with snow on the ground. NOT! There were plenty of people to go around!
But, anyway, here's some pictures from our trip home. (Usually we take about 4 days/3 nights to go to AZ but this year we were out 8 days/7 nights. So we experienced more than usual.)
|My first view of the Grand Canyon!|
|Here we are at Mather Point.|
|That's the Colorado River you can see WAY down there!|
|My favorite shot of Monument Valley ... there was virtually no traffic and I stood out on the highway for a long time, getting several shots.|
|Here's what 4-Corners looks like when you first come into the monument part of it. The rows of booths along each quadrant are native Americans selling trinkets.|
|Here's Wendell standing in all 4 states at one time! UT, CO, NM, AZ!|
Here's a couple pics I took In Utah ...
|Here's a balancing rock just outside Mexican Hat, UT. It's supposed to be the namesake of the town.|
|The Twin Rocks Trading Post was built up against the bluffs in ----- Bluff, UT! Very interesting place to visit.|
|A beautiful saguaro cactus in the Roosevelt Lake area of AZ.|
|The bridge over Lake Roosevelt, taken from the dam overlook.|
After we left NM we decided to go east through Kansas instead of Oklahoma! Big mistake! Talk about the middle of no where! Yikes! Two days of nothingness. (I hope no one reading this is from KS but I have to tell you, that is one big boring state!) At least now I can say I've seen a lot of Kansas .....
Then, of course, we finished the last two days as we usually do. Stayed overnight in Springfield MO and went to Bass Pro the next day and spent the a.m. there, then took off for Sikeston, where we stayed overnight and had dinner at Lamberts, home of throwed rolls. It was great. But all good things must come to an end.
Now, it's back to reality. We had a great winter. Sierra Vista was a great place to visit and there was lots to do. We kept very busy and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The question now is: Where to next winter?!