A few weeks ago it was free National Parks day. So my friend Naunee and I thought it would be a good idea to visit the Grand Canyon. I haven't been in for-ev-er, and my younger kids had never been, so off we went! The two older girls had to stay home for a performance rehearsal, so Naunee just hopped in with us.
I'm glad she went, because I actually got to be in a picture! Proof that I WAS there:
I admit I was pretty darn nervous the whole time, because there are no railings-nothing between rambunctious little kids and the edge of the canyon. And for some reason, this little turkey:
Didn't want to come near the edge while holding anyone's hand (you can tell by his death-grip on dad's arm):
But while walking on his own, was fine going to the edge. I was NOT fine with that! See, he is even trying to get through the railing they did have in this one lookout spot:
Aye, aye aye! My nerves!! My poor nerves.
Here's my boys:
Even though it was only in the high 80's up there, it still felt pretty hot so we drank lots of water:
You can tell Little Miss was feeling pretty warm and tired:
We took a picnic lunch and had a great time! What a beautiful planet we live on.